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Service on the Confederation Line starts in 2018

  • Travel 12.5 km from Tunney’s Pasture to Blair Station in under 25 minutes
  • Catch a train every 5 minutes or less during rush hour, and at least every 15 minutes other times of the day
  • The O-Train Confederation Line will have 13 stations, including 4 underground stations: Lyon, Parliament, Rideau and St-Laurent
  • 34 Alstom Citadis Spirit train cars will be in operation in 2018
  • Each two-car train can accommodate 600 passengers (240 seated, 360 standing) and reach speeds up to 80km/hour
  • During peak rush hours, the O-Train Confederation Line has the capacity to move 10,000 people efficiently and reliably per hour per direction
  • The O-Train Confederation Line will be fully accessible. Features will include:
    • 100% low-floor vehicles that are level with the station platforms
    • Grab bars, digital screens, and door operating controls at accessible heights
    • Tactile wayfinding tiles and platform edge indicator strips
    • Two elevators at each platform

Station Experience

  • Public art in each station
  • Signage and wayfinding at all stations has been designed to be clear and useable by everyone
  • Passenger information displays for next train time and service status messages
  • All stations have bicycle parking and connections to multi-use pathways (MUPs)

Safety and Security

  • Camera-monitored stations
  • High quality lighting design
  • Transecure waiting areas with radiant heating
  • Slip-resistant, low-glare vehicle floors
  • Emergency passenger intercoms onboard and emergency phones throughout the stations
  • Emergency exits clearly visible

Quality Service

  • Transfer with ease to and from buses and trains via fare-paid zones
  • Communicate with customer service representatives throughout each station by using information phones or audio-visual customer help points at ticket machines
  • Purchase tickets and passes, and load your Presto card at ticket machines
  • Stations are equipped with fare control areas, including easy to use fare gates

Environmentally Friendly

Zero train emissions each year

  • Annual reduction of:
    • 94,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases
    • 4,500 tonnes ofcriteria aircontaminants
    • 10 million litres of diesel fuel
    • 5,600 tonnes of roadway salt
  • Regenerative braking provides electric power for use by other trains on the system

For questions, please contact OC Transpo at 613-741-4390, the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1, or TTY at 613-741-5280.

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