The O-Train Confederation Line: How will I get to it?
Connecting to the O-Train Confederation Line in 2018 will be easy. With more than 100 different bus routes connecting directly to one or more of the new 13 light rail transit stations – and with integrated pedestrian and cycling networks across the line – you will have lots of options when it comes to getting to the nearest station to catch your train.
The O-Train Confederation Line will be easily accessed from communities across the city, whether connecting from a bus route or the O-Train Trillium Line, by bike or on foot from nearby multi-use pathways or sidewalks, by a mobility device, or by car or taxi.
Traveling by bus and connecting to the Confederation Line will be part of many customers’ daily commute in 2018. Many customers will be able to connect to a Confederation Line station by catching a Connexion route at a bus stop close to home, or, a Rapid or Connexion route from one of the 26 Park & Ride lots across the city. The Confederation Line will also connect to the Trillium Line at Bayview Station, providing a convenient connection for students attending Carleton University and the University of Ottawa.
All stations will have cycling connections, bicycle parking, and bike “runnels” to let you easily walk your bike up and down the stairs.
Confederation Line stations will be easy to see from a distance. In addition to their open concept design, station entrances will have a large and bright lantern box featuring the station name, as well as an illuminated red O symbol mounted on a post (pylon). Stations will also have intuitive and clear wayfinding signage to help you on your journey on the Confederation Line.
For those who will be arriving by car or taxi, most Confederation Line stations will have on-street access for vehicles in the vicinity of the station entrance for passenger pick-up and drop-off. Hurdman and Tunney’s Pasture stations will have clearly marked passenger pick-up and drop-off spots nearby or on-site for safe and convenient station access.
For more information on the O-Train Confederation Line, please visit OC Transpo’s new “Ready for Rail” web section at www.octranspo.com/ready4rail or contact OC Transpo at 613-741-4390.