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Rideau Station door sign

This underground station serves some of Ottawa’s most popular destinations. The station is just steps away from the Rideau Canal, the ByWard Market and much more! Entrances will be next to the Williams Street Plaza and in the northwest corner of the Rideau Centre.

Stops and Service

Route Service type Direction Stop
1 O-Train Blair East
1 O-Train Tunney's Pasture West
5 Local Billings Bridge A
5 Local Rideau (to Waller) B
6 Frequent Greenboro A, D
6 Frequent Rockcliffe B
7 Frequent Carleton A
7 Frequent St-Laurent B
9 Local Hurdman C
9 Local Rideau (to Daly) D
12 Frequent Blair B
12 Frequent Rideau (to Metcalfe) A
14 Frequent St-Laurent B
14 Frequent Tunney's Pasture A
15 Local Gatineau A
15 Local La Cité B
17 Local Gatineau A
17 Local Wateridge B
18 Local St-Laurent B
18 Local Parliament A
N39 Night Trim B
N45 Night Hospital B
N57 Night Bayshore A
N61 Night Terry Fox A
N75 Night Barrhaven Centre A
N97 Night Airport B
114 Local Carlington A

Station features

Fares made easy

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  • Ticket machines with video chat help
  • Fare gates at the station entrance

Navigation and wayfinding

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  • OC Transpo Customer Service Centre (in Rideau Centre)
  • Clear signage and wayfinding
  • Illuminated “O” pylon and lantern box
  • Digital departure screens giving estimated train and bus trip times
  • Service maps
  • Map of nearby destinations (within walking distance)

Cyclist amenities

Cycling icon

  • Bicycle parking
  • Stairway bike ramps (runnels) to let you easily walk your bike up and down stairs


Access symbol

  • Dual elevators
  • Escalator
  • Audible and visual announcements
  • Tactile wayfinding tiles & platform edge indicator strips
  • Braille/tactile signage

Safety and security

  • Transecure waiting area
  • Emergency phones
  • Platform edge indicator strips
  • Video camera monitoring

Comfort and convenience

  • Retail space (not yet occupied)
  • Heated designated waiting areas
  • Public art

What's nearby

Places of interest within a 5-minute walk of Blair Station

Places of interest within walking distance

  • Byward Market
  • Rideau Centre
  • Shaw Centre 
  • National Arts Centre
  • Rideau Canal locks
  • Government Conference Centre
  • Many hotels: Château Laurier, Courtyards, Andaz, Novotel, Westin, Ottawa Jail Hostel, Le Germain, Les Suites

Also close-by

  • US Embassy
  • Confederation Park
  • National Gallery of Canada
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica
  • Major's Hill Park
  • Peacekeeping Monument
  • Lowertown