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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 William Street Plaza and in the northwest corner of the Rideau Centre.

Station Layout

New Rideau station layout

Stops and Service

Route Destination 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

Station features

Fares made easy

Ticket machine icon

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

Navigation and wayfinding

Transit info icon

  • 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
  • Public access defibrillators (in Transecure areas)

Comfort and convenience

  • Happy Goat Coffee Company
  • Free Wi-Fi from TELUS
  • 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