Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission O-Train 'Confederation Line'

From CPTDB Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission O-Train 'Confederation Line' is wheelchair accessible.
Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission sweep 980517.png
O-Train 'Confederation Line'

Number of Branches 0
Types of vehicles used Alstom Citadis Spirit
Garage Belfast Road MSF

The Confederation Line is a grade-separated rapid Light Rail Transit (LRT) system between Tunney's Pasture and Blair Stations. The 12.5 kilometre line will have thirteen stations with a 3.2 kilometre underground section with four stations serving downtown and the University of Ottawa Campus.[1] The line is currently under construction and will open in 2018.

History

Blair Station with the train platforms largely complete, with a view of the train

In December 2012, Council approved the $2.13 billion light rail project. An agreement with Rideau Transit Group (RTG) for the responsibility to design, build, finance, and maintain the light rail system was finalized in February 2013.[2] RTG, a consortium of ACS Infrastructure Canada, Ellis Don, Dragados Canada, SNC-Lavalin, and Veolia Transportation, is responsible for maintaining the system for a period of 30 years.[3]

Start of construction was marked with the hand-over of the maintenance and storage facility site on April 19, 2013. It is expected to be complete by 2015. Construction of the downtown tunnel was marked in October with the assembly of the first roadheader, the machine used to carve out the tunnel. Tunneling was briefly interrupted by a road collapse near the east portal.

Stations

West to east.

Fleet

Rideau Transit Group awarded Alstom Transport the contract for 34 light rail vehicles (LRVs) dubbed the Citadis Spirit.[4] The 49-metre long vehicles are capable of operating in sets of two and at a top speed of 100 km/h. Each fully low floor vehicle will seat 120 passengers and have space for four wheelchairs. Thales Transportation Solutions has supplied Communications-Based Train Control, which automatic train supervision and protection.[5]

A final full-scale mock-up of the Citadis Spirit LRV was presented to the public at the Aberdeen Pavilion in Lansdowne Park on January 29, 2015. It was on display until the end of March.

The LRVs are to being built in Hornell, New York with final assembly taking place in Ottawa at what will become the Confederation Line maintenance 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 Belfast Yard which is located beside the St. Laurent bus garage. By the end of the month, OC Transpo had begun low speed testing of the LRV between Blair and Cyrville stations.

References

  1. Ottawa’s Light Rail Future Unveiled, ottawa.ca, retrieved on 2011-07-15
  2. Awarded the Confederation Line (Press release). SNC-Lavalin. Retrieved in 02 September 2013.
  3. [1]
  4. Alstom to provide 34 light rail vehicles and maintenance services for Ottawa (Press release). Alstom Transport. Retrieved in 01 September 2013.
  5. Thales Canada awarded Ottawa LRT Signalling Contract. Press release. 28 February 2013. Thales Canada. Retrieved on 23 December 2016.
Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission sweep-small 980517.png
O-Train & Peak Period Connector
v·d·e
Active routes NONE
Inactive routes 720 - 730 - 740 - 741 - 750(O-Train) - 783 - 796
Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission sweep-small.png
Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission (OC Transpo)
v·d·e
Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission sweep-smaller.png
OC Transpo's Fleet
v·d·e
Buses Active Buses - Retired Buses - Historical/Preserved Buses - Demo Buses - ParaTranspo - TeleTranspo (Dial-a-Ride)
Rail O-Train - Historical/Preserved Rail
Other Service & Support Vehicles
Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission sweep-smaller.png
Transitway Stations
v·d·e
Southwest Barrhaven Centre - Marketplace - Strandherd - Longfields - Nepean Woods - Fallowfield - Baseline - Iris - Queensway
West Stittsville - Canadian Tire Centre - Terry Fox - Teron - Eagleson East - Eagleson West - Moodie - Bayshore - Pinecrest
Central/Downtown Lincoln Fields - Dominion - Westboro - Tunney's Pasture - Bayview - Lebreton - Bay - Kent - Bank - Metcalfe - Mackenzie King - Laurier - Campus - Lees - Hurdman
Southeast Lycée Claudel - Smyth - Riverside - Pleasant Park - Billings Bridge - Heron - Walkley - Greenboro - South Keys - Airport - Leitrim - Riverview
East Train - St. Laurent - Cyrville - Blair - Jeanne d'Arc - Place d'Orléans - Trim - Millennium
Planned/Cancelled Sherbourne - New Orchard (Ottawa River Parkway) - New Orchard (Byron) - Tallwood
Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission sweep-smaller.png
Rail Stations
v·d·e
O-Train (Trillium Line) Bayview - Carling - Carleton - Confederation Heights - Greenboro
Confederation Line (Future) Tunney's Pasture - Bayview - Pimisi - Lyon - Parliament - Rideau - uOttawa - Lees - Hurdman - Tremblay - St. Laurent - Cyrville - Blair
Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission sweep-smaller.png
Rural Park & Rides
v·d·e
West Carp Rd(Stittsville) - Munster Hamlet - Richmond
South Manotick - Gloucester South - North Gower
East Carlsbad Springs - Vars - Bearbrook - Notre-Dame-des-Champs - Navan - Sarsfield - Cumberland Village
Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission sweep-smaller.png
Garages/Facilities
v·d·e
Active Belfast Yard (O-Train) - Industrial Garage (September 2010-present) - Merivale Garage (1978-present) - Pinecrest Garage (1976-present) - St. Laurent Garage (September 1960-present) - St. Laurent North Garage (April 1987-present) - Walkley Yard (O-Train) - 875 Belfast - 899 Belfast
Inactive/Closed Champagne Garage (closed June 1979) - Leeds Garage (closed April 1987) - 805 Belfast (closed January 2013)
Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission sweep-smaller.png
Routes
v·d·e
CURRENT ROUTE CLASSIFICATIONS
Rapid 45 - 61-63 - 94-95, 97-99 - 104
Frequent & Local 1-19 - 20-29 - 30-39 - 40-49 - 50-59 - 64 & 66 - 80-89 - 91-93 & 96 - 100-109 - 110-119 - 120-129 - 130-139 - 150-159 - 160-169 - 170-179 - 180-189 - 190-199
Connexion 220-229 - 230-239 - 250-259 - 260-269 - 270-279 - 280-289 - 290-299
Shopper 301-305
Events (Canadian Tire Centre) 401-406
Events (TD Place/Landsdowne) 450-452 & 454-456
Rural partner 500-599
School 1-199 - 600-699
Employee shuttles 900-999
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
INACTIVE ROUTE CLASSIFICATIONS
Regular & Regular Limited Service 1-19 - 20-29 - 30-39 - 40-49 - 50-59 - 64 & 66 - 80-89 - 91-93 & 96 - 100-109 - 110-119 - 120-129 - 130-139 - 140-149 - 150-159 - 160-169 - 170-179 - 180-189 - 190-199
Peak Period 6 - 10 - 11 - 13 - 15 - 19 - 24 - 29 - 40-49 - 50-51 - 55-57 - 67 - 82 - 86 - 102-103 - 107-108 - 119 - 133 - 136 - 140 - 155 - 157-158 - 162-163 - 167 - 169 - 179 - 180-189 - 190-199
Express 20-29 - 30-39 - 45 - 59 - 60-66 - 68-69 - 70-78 - 90-91
Rural Express & Shopper 200-205 - 221-222 - 228 - 245 - 261-263 - 283 - 296
CommuniBus 306 - 316 - 356
O-Train & Peak Period Connector 700-799
Early morning 800-899
Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission sweep-smaller.png
Bus stops
v·d·e
By 560-1000 number 0000-0999 - 1000-1999 - 2000-2999 - 3000-3999 - 4000-4999 - 5000-5999 - 6000-6999 - 7000-7999 - 8000-8999 - 9000-9999
By Street A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - Y - Z
Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission sweep stoblue-smaller.png
Services in Gatineau
v·d·e
Société de transport de l'Outaouais (STO)