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Rideau Station entrance

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Rideau Station is an underground hub that connects you to some of Ottawa's most beloved destinations. Conveniently located, this station is just a few steps away from the scenic Rideau Canal, the vibrant ByWard Market, and many other attractions!

You'll find its entrances:

  • Adjacent to the William Street Plaza
  • The northwest corner of the Rideau Centre
  • Rideau street entrance 

Quick facts:

  • Opened on September 14, 2019, as part of the Line 1.
  • Located between uOttawa Station (previous stop) and Parliament Station (next stop).
  • Happy Goat (coming soon).

Station map

Rideau station layout

Features & amenities

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Fares made easy

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

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Navigation and wayfinding

  • 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)

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

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Cyclist amenities

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

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Safety and security

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

Public access defibrillators (in Transecure areas)

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Comfort and convenience

  • Free Wi-Fi from TELUS

  • Happy Goat (coming soon)

  • Heated designated waiting areas
  • Public art

Finding the Customer Service Center at Rideau Station

Customer service center map

Stops and Service

Route Direction Stop
Line 1 Tunney's Pasture West
Line 1 Blair East
Replacement Line 1 Tunney's Pasture A
Replacement Line 1 Blair B
Local Route 5 Billings Bridge A
Local Route 5 Rideau (to Waller) B
Frequent Route 6 Greenboro A, D
Frequent Route 6 Rockcliffe B
Frequent Route 7 Carleton A
Frequent Route 7 St-Laurent B
Local Route 9 Hurdman C
Local Route 9 Rideau (to Daly) D
Frequent Route 14 St-Laurent B
Frequent Route 14 Tunney's Pasture A
Frequent Route 15 Parliament / Gatineau A
Frequent Route 15 Blair B
Local Route 18 St-Laurent B
Local Route 18 Parliament A
Night Route 39 Trim B
Night Route 45 Hospital B
Night Route 57 Bayshore A
Night Route 61 Terry Fox A
Night Route 75 Barrhaven Centre A
Night Route 97 Airport B
Limited Local Route 114 Carlington A
Event Route 450 Lansdowne A
Circuit d'événement 602 De La Salle B
Circuit d'événement 624 Gloucester H.S. B

What’s nearby

Places of interest within 5 km

  • 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