Open houses scheduled on Stage 2 project’s Trillium Line extension plan

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The City of Ottawa has initiated an environmental assessment study on plans to extend the Trillium Line O-Train service south from Greenboro Station to the community of Riverside South (Bowesville Road), part of the Stage 2 light-rail expansion project. The environmental assessment of the Trillium Line expansion plan is examining the feasibility of stations at Gladstone Avenue, Confederation Heights and Walkley Road, as well as a new branch line to the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport.

 

Residents can learn about the environmental assessment study at two open houses:

 

Tuesday, January 13

6 to 8 p.m. (presentation at 7 p.m.)

Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, Ellwood Hall

1265 Walkley Road

 

Thursday, January 15

6 to 8 p.m. (presentation at 7 p.m.)

St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall

523 St. Anthony Street

 

Both venues offer free parking. Transit users can find route information through the OC Transpo travel planner.

 

The Trillium Line plan, which includes options to serve the growing communities of Riverside South, Leitrim, the airport and adjacent lands, also allows for future conversion to electric light rail transit (LRT) technology. It is one of three environmental assessment studies being undertaken 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 the LRT network.

 

The environmental assessment study is being undertaken in accordance with the transit project assessment process as prescribed in Ontario Regulation 231/08, Transit Projects. The study area includes the existing Trillium Line corridor, between Bayview and Greenboro stations, the Walkley Yard maintenance and storage facility, and the proposed southern extension.

 

Residents who are unable to attend an open house, or who are looking for additional information, can visit ottawa.ca/trilliumline. Materials presented at the open houses will be posted on the website. Comments and questions can also be directed to:

 

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


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