Monday, 26 June 2017

Stage 2 LRT Progress Update

Major Project Milestone - Stage 2 Secures Federal and Provincial Funding

Mayor Jim Watson welcomed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the Belfast Yard Maintenance and Storage Facility on June 16, where the Government of Canada announced its financial support for the Stage 2 LRT project.

The federal government has pledged to contribute up to $1.09 billion in total eligible costs to Stage 2 through their long term plan, Investing in Canada. This is in addition to the over $67 million the federal government committed to Stage 2 through the first phase of the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund last year.

Mayor Watson and Prime Minister Trudeau were also joined by Infrastructure Minister Bob Chiarelli from the Province of Ontario, which has already promised to invest $1 billion towards Stage 2 LRT, plus 50 per cent of the cost associated with extending the O-Train system to the Ottawa airport and from Place d’OrlĂ©ans to Trim.

With the Prime Minister’s funding commitment, together with that of the Province, signals that the Stage 2 LRT procurement can now move forward for the Confederation and Trillium Line extensions to implement over 38 kilometres of rail and 23 new stations between 2021 and 2023.

Where will Stage 2 go?
Stage 2 will bring 70 per cent of Ottawa’s population within five kilometers of efficient, clean and reliable rail service with the capability of carrying an estimated 24,000 riders per hour per direction during peak periods. The complete O-Train system will span nearly 60 kilometres and include 41 stations

In the South, the Trillium Line will be expanded to reach Bowesville Station, with a link to the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport, by 2021.

In the East, the Confederation Line will extend to Trim Road by 2022.

In the West, it will reach Algonquin College and Moodie Drive by 2023.

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