O-Train Extension Public Information Session

Public information meetings are scheduled for Jan 13, 2015 from 6 –8pm at the Jim Durrell Recreation Centre and Jan 15, 2015, 6- 8pm at the St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall. The purpose of these meetings is to present and receive feedback on the draft evaluation of alternatives for new stations, grade-separated crossings, Airport branch alignments and operating models. I encourage all interested residents to attend this important meeting. For more information on this project, visit www.ottawa.ca/otrain.

 

More information on the open house:

http://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/public-consultations/transit/open-house-january-13-and-15-2015

 

Open House – January 13 and 15, 2015

The City of Ottawa has initiated an Environmental Assessment Study to develop an approved plan to extend the City’s existing diesel-powered O-Train service from Greenboro Station to Riverside South (Bowesville Road), as well as a branch line to the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport and new or relocated stations at Gladstone Avenue, Confederation Heights and Walkley Road.

You are invited to attend one of the following sessions:

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
6 to 8 p.m. (presentation at 7 p.m.)
Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, Ellwood Hall
1265 Walkley Road
OC Transpo routes 1, 8, 41, 87, 114, 144 and 146
Free parking is available

Thursday, January 15, 2015
6 to 8 p.m. (presentation at 7 p.m.)
St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall
523 St. Anthony Street (at Preston)
OC Transpo routes 14, 85 and the O-Train
Free parking is available

The study is being undertaken in accordance with the transit project assessment process as prescribed in Ontario Regulation 231/08, Transit Projects.

The primary study area includes the existing O-Train corridor between Bayview and Greenboro Stations, the current Walkley Yard maintenance and storage facility, and the proposed southern extension from Greenboro Station to Riverside South (Bowesville Road) and the Ottawa International Airport.

The plan will include options to serve the growing communities of Riverside South and Leitrim, the Airport and adjacent lands, as well as new or relocated stations at Gladstone Avenue, Confederation Heights and Walkley Road on the existing O-Train line. The plan also allows for a future conversion to electric light rail transit (LRT) technology.

The O-Train extension is one of three environmental assessment studies underway as part of Stage 2, the City’s plan to extend the benefits of rail to residents further east, west and south that will add 19 new stations and 35 kilometres to our LRT network.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please call 3-1-1 or e-mail the project lead below before the event.

If you are not available to attend the Open House or would like additional information, please visit the study web site at ottawa.ca/otrain or direct your comments and questions to the contact person below. The Open House presentation material will be posted to the study web site.

Colin Simpson, MCIP RPP
Senior Project Manager, Transportation Planning
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th Floor
Ottawa ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424, ext. 27881
Fax: 613-580-2578
E-mail: colin.simpson@ottawa.ca