This contest provides the next generation of transit users with a unique opportunity to see their suggested names continue down the rail lines – the O-Train Confederation Line and O-Train Trillium Line – for many years to come.
This is a great opportunity to get your children, nieces, nephews or grandchildren involved in playing a part in naming the train cars that will be a part of the biggest infrastructure project in Ottawa’s history, since the days of Colonel By and the building of the Rideau Canal.
The entry form, along with more contest details – including rules, regulations and guidelines – are available at octranspo.com/ready4rail. Each participant can submit as many name suggestions as they wish, but he or she can only win once. However, before submitting, they must first get permission from a parent or guardian.
Here are some helpful guidelines when choosing a name:
It should be short (maximum of 16 characters, spaces included)
It should be related to trains (or train service) or have a Canadian or Ottawa-related significance
It must fit into one or more of the following five categories:
- Natural world
- Names should be bilingual or easily translatable (English & French)
- Names should be friendly, have a pleasant sound and be easy to remember
- Must not be negative, vulgar, offensive, racist, exclusionary or threatening in any nature
A total of 40 train cars will be named as part of the Name the Trains Contest – consisting of 34 O-Train Confederation Line train cars and six O-Train Trillium Line train cars. The contest deadline is December 8, 2017, and a selection panel will review the name submissions. Winners will be announced in 2018.
Please visit octranspo.com/ready4rail for more information.