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Alstom Citadis Spirit trains

The O-Train Line 1 is served by 15 trains, each made up of two Alstom Citadis Spirit cars.

Train exterior

Alstom Citadis Spirit train exterior

Train interior

Alstom Citadis Spirit train interior

 360-Degree tour

This tour of a single car train was filmed before the launch of Line 1. The train has since been fit up with interior signage.

Using the tour is simple: use your mouse to travel through the interior. Read about train features by clicking on the red and white ‘O’ button.

Please allow some time for the tour to load after pressing the play button.


Each train has:

  • Room for up to 600 passengers — 240 seated and 360 standing.
  • 14 fully accessible double doors to make make boarding  quick and easy.

Vehicle features

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  • Designed for winter:
    • Strengthened insulation
    • Double-glazed panoramic windows
    • Individual car heating
    • Heated floors
  • Safe and accessible:
    • Next-station announcement system with digital screens announcing approaching stations
    • Emergency passenger intercoms
    • 100% low-floor trains with large entrances level with the station platforms
    • High visibility grab bars
    • Door operating controls at accessible heights
    • Eight cooperative seating areas per train located beside every door
    • Slip-resistant, low-glare floors
  • Environmentally-friendly
    • 100% electric
    • Zero train emissions
    • Regenerative braking system providing power to other trains on the line

Train doors

Man prying open train doors with image text: Everyone is held up if the doors are held open

Opening the doors

Green light indicating door is ready to open

When the train arrives at the station platform, the doors will usually open automatically. However, when there are too few riders or when the weather is bad, you will need to push a green button to open the doors.
To open the doors manually:

  • An audio message will let you know the train has arrived
  • The button on the door will turn green. Simply press it to open.

Avoid holding the train doors open. Holding or blocking the doors will delay the train for everyone. Just wait for the next one. It will arrive every five minutes or less during peak periods.

When boarding, make sure your items (such as backpacks) are fully inside the train to allow the train doors to close. If your item is preventing the doors from shutting, the train will not be able to depart.

When the doors are closing:

Red light indicating door is about to close
  • The light above the door will turn red
  • The button on the door will turn red
  • A sound will chime

Train names

In 2017, the City of Ottawa ran a Name the Trains Contest. Children and youth aged 16 and under were invited to name O-Train Line 1 and Line 2 trains.

The chosen names for Line 1 are:

  • Acadia
  • Agnes Macphail
  • Amik • Beaver
  • Bertha Wilson
  • Billy Bishop
  • Bluenose
  • Boreal
  • The Canada Goose
  • Eh-Train
  • Emily Carr
  • Farley Mowat
  • George Brown
  • Gord Downie
  • Henrietta Edwards
  • Inuksuk
  • Jacques Cartier
  • John McCrae
  • Juno
  • Logdriver
  • Lord Stanley
  • Louis Riel
  • Majestic Moose
  • Maple Taffy
  • The Mountie
  • Nathan Cirillo
  • Normandy
  • Odawa
  • Poppy
  • Samuel de Champlain
  • Snowbird
  • Thomas D'Arcy McGee
  • Totem
  • Tundra
  • Wagosh • Fox