22 Dec O-Train Trillium Line Update
The O-Train Trillium Line expansion project is nearing completion with the testing, commissioning and final construction work underway. O-Train users will see significant benefits from the expansion which will increase the capacity and frequency of train service through the expanded Trillium Line. A new Centralized Traffic Control System has been implemented as part of the expansion project and has been operating successfully with the existing vehicles for several weeks.
There are a number of complex elements to commissioning a new rail service, including certification of the new train sets, signaling system and passing tracks. As part of the final switch-over, it will be necessary to shut down O-Train Trillium Line service and provide users with replacement bus service on route 107. This temporary shutdown will be scheduled during Carleton University’s reading week in the third week of February to reduce the impact on users.
Barring unforeseen circumstances, expanded service for the O-Train Trillium Line is expected to begin in late February to early March. From the date of the switch-over, service will run approximately every nine minutes at most times of the day, and every 15 minutes late in the evening and on Sundays.