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.