Ottawa LRT – Stage 2

Rank 2022


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 be able to 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.

In October 2020, tunnelling began on the three-kilometre Parkway tunnel, which will run between Kìchì Sìbì Station and Lincoln Fields Station underneath the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway and Byron Linear Park.

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

Environmental Services: WSP (environmental lead)

Other Key Players: Rideau Transit Maintenance (Confederation Line maintainer); SENER SES Canada Inc. (independent safety auditor); GHD (quality control); 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)

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

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

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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