New transit station and bus-only lanes to provide improved service for Barrhaven and Riverside South residents


Barrhaven and Riverside South residents can now take advantage of more convenient transit options and rapid transit connections, with the newly-opened Beatrice Station and Chapman Mills bus-only lanes.


“The completion of this project represents a significant milestone for both the Barrhaven and Riverside South communities,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “We’ve seen a lot of growth in these areas, and being able to provide high-quality rapid transit service will ensure current and future residents have efficient transit options for years to come.”


Located in the heart of Barrhaven Town Centre, the new Beatrice Station and Chapman Mills bus-only lanes will provide improved speed and service reliability, and will offer rapid transit connections between Barrhaven and Riverside South, as well as to the O-Train, Carleton University, Billings Bridge and Hurdman Station.


“This is another great example of the City of Ottawa working hard to make positive transit improvements in our city,” said Councillor Steve Desroches. “The new connections will make it much easier for residents to travel to and from destinations, and I’m so pleased that we were able to make this happen.”


The new Beatrice Station is located along Chapman Mills Drive at the intersection of Beatrice Drive, with one eastbound and one westbound stop. The station includes two platforms and two shelters that will be served by Route 99. In addition to the bus-only diamond pavement markings, the new bus-only lanes have a unique feature, as they are designated with highly visible red concrete roadways at intersections, and have prioritized signal lights for improved bus flow.


For schedule information and to plan your transit trips, please visit or call 613-741-4390.

OttawaStart Staff


2 Responses

  1. Ian White says:

    Why do Kanata and Stittsville not get similar treatment ? We pay the same tax rates ! Perhaps our taxes should be lowered if we are getting lower services ?

  2. Peter Raaymakers says:

    The main reason is that the Chapman Mills development was built with these improvements in mind–and Barrhaven is in a more transit-friendly place, geographically speaking. If Kanata and Stittsville want similar treatment, developers there will have to work with the city to ensure space is left for transit infrastructure within communities.

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