Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 1101-1134

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OC Transpo 1101-1134 are Alstom Citadis Spirit light rail vehicles that will be used on the Confederation Line when it begins operations in 2019.

History

Alstom is part of the consortium that was awarded the contract to design, build, finance, and maintain the new Confederation Line. The City of Ottawa is the first to operate the Citadis Spirit LRV, which has been designed by Alstom for the North American environment, especially colder parts of the continent.

The LRVs began construction in Hornell, New York. Final assembly took place in Ottawa at the newly constructed Belfast Yard, which is the Confederation Line's maintenance and storage facility. By the summer of 2016, construction of the first vehicle was well underway. On November 16, 2016, the nearly-completed LRV was delivered to the Belfast Yard. By the end of the month, OC Transpo had begun low speed testing of the LRV between Blair and Cyrville stations.[1] Delivery of the remaining LRVs, as well as extensive testing, continued through 2018 and 2019.

By February 2019, it was reported that issues with the LRVs played a part in delaying the opening of the Confederation Line. Only 14 vehicles were complete or ready for testing along the entire 12.5-kilometre line. Most of the LRVs had been fitted with the Thales SelTrac Communications Based Train Control system, however some were not ready for testing. Ten LRVs also did not have the system installed yet.[2] By early March 2019, progress on the vehicles had been made. Twenty-four LRVs were certified for use. However, Rideau Transit Group advised the City that it would not be able to meet the handover deadline of March 31, 2019.[3] Problems with doors and brakes continued to delay the project.[4] Mayor Jim Watson advised that as of July 7, 2019, Alstom delivered all 34 LRVs and that a new handover date was set for August 16.[5]

Details

All 34 trains were assigned names selected by a public naming contest.[6] The names are displayed alongside each train's fleet number.

Fleet Number(s) Name Thumbnail Year Serial A/C Notes
1101 Odawa 2016 Yes
1102 Thomas D'Arcy McGee 2017 Yes
1103 Eh-Train Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 1103-a.jpg 2019 Yes
1104 Emily Carr 2016 Yes
1105 Inuksuk Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 1105-a.jpg 2019 Yes
1106 Bertha Wilson 2019 Yes
1107 Louis Riel Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 1107-a.jpg 2017 Yes
1108 Jacques Cartier Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 1108-a.jpg 2018 Yes
1109 Majestic Moose Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 1109-a.jpg 2019 Yes
1110 John McCrae Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 1110-a.jpg 2017 Yes
1111 Poppy 2018 Yes
1112 Juno 2018 Yes
1113 Samuel de Champlain Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 1113-a.jpg 2018 Yes
1114 Nathan Cirillo Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 1114-a.jpg 2018 Yes
1115 Acadia 2016 Yes
1116 Canada Goose Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 1116-a.jpg 2016 Yes
1117 Gord Downie Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 1117-a.jpg 2018 Yes
1118 Amik • Beaver Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 1118-a.jpg 2018 Yes
1119 Bluenose Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 1119-a.jpg 2016 Yes
1120 Normandy 2018 Yes
1121 Snowbird Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 1121-a.jpg 2016 Yes
1122 Log Driver Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 1122-a.jpg 2016 Yes
1123 Tundra Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 1123-a.jpg 2016 Yes
1124 Wagosh • Fox Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 1124-a.jpg 2017 Yes
  • Derailed in Belfast Yard on May 3rd, 2019.
1125 George Brown 2018 Yes
1126 Agnes Macphail Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 1126-a.jpg 2019 Yes
1127 Henrietta Edwards 2019 Yes
1128 The Mountie 2018 Yes
1129 Boréal • Boreal Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 1129-a.jpg 2018 Yes
1130 Billy Bishop 2018 Yes
1131 Totem Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 1131-a.jpg 2018 Yes
1132 Maple Taffy Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 1132-a.jpg 2017 Yes
1133 Lord Stanley 2018 Yes
1134 Farley Mowat 2018 Yes

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