CONFEDERATION LINE WEST

Confederation Line West is one of the three major extensions to Ottawa’s light rail transit system, opening in 2023. This extension will see LRT continue from Tunney’s Pasture to Moodie and Baseline Stations.

NEW STATIONS:

  • Westboro
  • Dominion
  • Cleary
  • New Orchard
  • Lincoln Fields
  • Iris
  • Baseline
  • Queensview
  • Pinecrest
  • Bayshore
  • Moodie

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 15 kilometres of new rail and 11 new stations
  • Provides direct connections to light rail transit for the communities of Hintonburg, Island Park, Westboro, Laurentian, Woodroffe/Lincoln Heights, White Haven-Queensview Terrace North, Bayshore, Iris, Centrepointe, and Lincoln Heights.
  • Preserves greenspace while increasing access to Ottawa River pathways, Westboro beach, Pinecrest Creek Corridor and the National Capital Commission’s future Linear Waterfront Park.
  • Connects important employment, shopping and education nodes, including Alongquin College, Bayshore Shopping Centre, Pinecrest and Westboro.
  • Extension includes the future expansion of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in the west to provide fast connections from Terry Fox Drive and March Road to the new LRT hub at Moodie.
WEST HIGHLIGHT SUMMARY

CONFEDERATION LINE WEST EXTENSION

ALIGNMENT OVERVIEW

CONFEDERATION LINE WEST

The Confederation Line West extension project will add 15 km of rail and 11 new or converted rapid transit stations to the City’s overall light rail transit (LRT) network at Moodie, Bayshore, Greenbank, Queensview, Baseline, Iris, Lincoln Fields, New Orchard, Clearly, Dominion and Westboro.

At Moodie, the Confederation Line West LRT extension will connect directly to the West Transitway to Kanata, and the Southwest Transitway to Barrhaven facilitating easy transfers to and from the Transitway.

Moving east from Bayshore, the line continues along the existing bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor to a converted Pinecrest Station, then to a new station at Queensview Drive. It then runs, at grade, parallel to the north side of Highway 417 before entering into a tunnel beneath Connaught Avenue and then crossing above Pinecrest Creek.

At Pinecrest Junction, the alignment splits, with one branch continuing via the Pinecrest Creek corridor along the existing Southwest Transitway through Iris Station and terminating at Baseline Station. The other branch continues north and then east along Confederation Line, passing through Lincoln Fields

Station before entering the underground tunnel. A New Orchard Station will be located under a small section of the Byron Linear Park.

East of Woodroffe Avenue, the line will run beneath the Richmond Road corridor, following the road alignment to the new Cleary Station. It will continue beneath the John A. MacDonald Parkway, emerging from the tunnel before reaching Dominion Station on the existing Transitway. Continuing east along the Transitway trench, the line will reach Westboro Station just north of Scott Street, and finally meet with the first-stage Confederation Line at Tunney’s Pasture Station.

CONFEDERATION LINE WEST: BY THE NUMBERS:

of new rail

new stations

800 less busses

Approximate number of buses/day removed from Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway