Ottawa LRT – Stage 2

Rank 2023


Image Credit: City of Ottawa

Industry Sector: Transit

Project Type: LRT

Project Value: $4.675 billion

Funding Source: P3

Federal Funding: $1 billion

Provincial Funding: $1.208 billion

Municipal Funding: $2.449 billion

Province: Ontario

City / Region: Ottawa

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2025

The Stage 2 Light Rail project will provide the foundation for the National Capital Region’s growth and evolution through the twenty-first century. Stage 2, when complete, will extend the O-Train system farther south, east, and west, adding approximately 44 kilometres of new rail and 24 new stations. With the completion of Stage 2, 77 per cent of Ottawa residents will live within five kilometres of fast, efficient, clean, and reliable light rail service. The system will carry up to 24,000 customers per hour, per direction during peak periods to, from and through Ottawa’s downtown core.

Stage 2 is a package of three extensions—south, east, and west:

•          The O-Train South extension will see rail service continue from Greenboro to Limebank in Riverside South, while adding a link to the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport.

•          The O-Train East extension will see LRT continue from Blair to Place d’Orléans Station, and then all the way to Trim Road

•          The O-Train West extension will see LRT continue from Tunney’s Pasture to Moodie and Baseline Stations.

The first portion of the project, the Trillium Line, is planned for handover to the City of Ottawa in 2023. The second segment, Confederation Line East, is planned for handover at the end of 2024.

Project Owner: City of Ottawa

Engineer: : STV Group, AECOM, Parsons and Morrison Hershfield (owner’s engineer); Kiewit, Vinci, WSP, and Hatch (Confederation Line design build); SNC Lavalin (Trillium Line design build maintain); EXP; Golder-a WSP company; EllisDon (environmental)

Environmental Services: WSP (environmental lead)

Other Key Players: Rideau Transit Maintenance (Confederation Line maintainer); Aon (owner’s advisor and construction insurance broker); Deloitte (owner’s advisor); A.W. Hooker Associates Ltd. (Independent Certifier); SENER (Independent Safety Auditor); INFRATA (managing consultant): ACS Infrastructure; Dragados Canada; Bird Construction; Colliers Project Leaders (project management support services); Englobe; GFL (excavation, shoring, soil management); Hanscomb (cost consultant); NORR Architects & Engineers Limited (design/architect); Tiree Facility Solutions (contract management)

Vehicle Supplier Names: Alstom (Confederation Line vehicles); Stadler (Trillium Line vehicles)

Supplier Other: Thales (Confederation Line signaling technology); Siemens (Trillium Line signaling technology)

Legal: Borden Ladner Gervais, Norton Rose Fulbright (owner’s legal advisor); Dentons

Road or Transit Length (km): 30

2022 Rank: 18

2021 Rank: 18

2020 Rank: 15

2019 Rank: 18

2018 Rank: 17

2017 Rank: 17

2016 Rank: 13


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