The first stage of Ottawa’s new LRT system will open in 2018. Next, the City plans to extend LRT farther east, west and south. Let’s get on board with Stage 2 LRT.


Stage 2 will change the way we move around Ottawa. Think about it: Over 40 kilometres of rail and 23 new stations. That means shorter commutes, cleaner air, and a stronger economy.

You will be able to get on a train as far east as Trim Road, travel traffic-free through the downtown tunnel, and arrive as far west as Algonquin College or Moodie. If you’re coming from the south, Stage 2 will extend the existing O-Train Trillium Line to Riverside South, while adding stations along the way at Walkley and Gladstone, along with a link that will take you all the way to Macdonald-Cartier International Airport.

The Stage 2 LRT project was approved unanimously by Ottawa City Council in 2013. We plan to start construction in 2019. Upon completion in 2023, Stage 2 will bring 70% of residents within five kilometres of rail.

We need to stay ahead of the gridlock being experienced in other cities. With Ottawa projected to grow to 1.14 million people by 2031, we need to make sure the nation’s capital continues to be one of the best places in the world to live and work.

Trillium Line   Confederation Line


The Province of Ontario has committed over $1 billion for Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) which includes funding for the Trim extension ($160 million) and the Airport link ($155 million).

The federal government has indicated its support for the project, and has already announced funding for preliminary engineering work for Stage 2. The City continues to work in partnership with staff and politicians to ensure the Stage 2 Project has the necessary funding commitments.

Stage 2 will connect more people and places across Ottawa. Stage 2 will take riders to:

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Work – connecting riders to employment nodes at Tunney’s Pasture, Pinecrest, Morrison Drive, Baxter Road, Centrepointe, Canotek Park, Taylor Creek, Orléans Town Centre, Carling and Confederation Heights, Uplands (Ernst & Young Centre), the new DND headquarters and the Macdonald-Cartier International Airport.

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School – connecting riders to the University of Ottawa, Carleton University, Algonquin College and La Cité.

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Shopping – connecting riders to Bayshore, Lincoln Fields, Rideau, St. Laurent, and Place d’Orléans centres, as well as shopping destinations such as Westboro, Pinecrest, Hintonburg/West Wellington, and South Keys

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Play – connecting riders to cultural and recreation destinations like the National Arts Centre, new Ottawa Art Gallery and the revitalized Arts Court, Rideau Canal, Westboro Beach and the Capital Pathway system


Map of Stage 2 light rail alignment


Community and business leaders across the city have recognized the value of an extended light rail transit system. Here is what they are saying.


You too can be a champion of Stage 2 LRT. Spread the word about Stage 2 by sharing this website with your networks. Sign up for updates to keep up to date with the project. And provide feedback for consideration as the project moves forward.

If you’re a community organizer who would like to be involved, send us an email.