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Confederation Line to open Saturday, Sept. 14

Mayor Jim Watson receives the ceremonial “key to the train” from Peter Lauch, CEO of the Rideau Transit Group. (CBC Ottawa video screengrab)

Mayor Jim Watson has announced the Confederation Line will be open and running for the public starting Saturday, Sept. 14.

Updates on the train service will be posted when available on octranspo.com.

The current operation of the bus network will continue for a brief transitional period after the train opens, before changing to a new system. The train will soon replace most bus routes through the downtown and over 100 will connect to the train. You can see how your usual routes will change here.

The original completion date for the train was May 24, 2018. It was 456 days late as of Aug. 23, 2019.