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Rideau

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 Direction Stop
1 Blair East
1 Tunney's Pasture West
5 Billings Bridge A
5 Rideau (to Waller) B
6 Greenboro A, D
6 Rockcliffe B
7 Carleton A
7 St-Laurent B
9 Hurdman C
9 Rideau (to Daly) D
12 Blair B
12 Rideau (to Metcalfe) A
14 St-Laurent B
14 Tunney's Pasture A
15 Gatineau A
15 La Cité B
17 Gatineau A
17 Wateridge B
18 St-Laurent B
18 Parliament A
N39 Trim B
N45 Hospital B
N57 Bayshore A
N61 Terry Fox A
N75 Barrhaven Centre A
N97 Airport B
114 Carlington A
R1 Blair B
R1 Tunney's Pasture 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

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

Accessibility

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  • 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