TRILLIUM LINE SOUTH

Trillium Line South is one of the three major extensions to Ottawa’s light rail transit system, opening in 2021. Trillium is an existing Line with eight kilometres of track and five stations.

This extension will see the Trillium Line continue from Greenboro to Limebank Road in Riverside South, along with an additional three-kilometre spur line to provide a connection to the Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. New stations will be equipped with fare vending machines and fare gates to be consistent with the fare control system being implemented by OC Transpo in 2017, on the existing Trillium Line stations. In total, these extensions will add 16  kilometres of track and eight new stations to the eight kilometers and five stations that Trillium Line provides today.

NEW STATIONS

  • Gladstone
  • Walkley
  • South Keys
  • Leitrim
  • Earl Armstrong/Bowesville
  • Limebank
  • Airport
  • Uplands (Ernst & Young Centre)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sixteen kilometres of new rail and eight new stations
  • Provides new rail transit connections for communities in Riverside South while bringing rail closer to Manotick, Findlay Creek, Greely and Osgoode.
  • Connects to bus service in Barrhaven via the newly opened Vimy Memorial Bridge.
  • Serves growing demand along existing route with new stations at Walkley and Gladstone.
  • Enhances the pathway network by providing a parallel multi-use pathway along the length of the extension, integrating into the new stations and connecting to adjacent communities and destinations.
SOUTH HIGHLIGHT SUMMARY

TRILLIUM LINE SOUTH

ALIGNMENT OVERVIEW

TRILLIUM

The Trillium Line extension includes eight new stations and sixteen additional kilometres of track from Greenboro to Limebank in Riverside South, with passing tracks at South Keys and double tracked south of Leitrim to Limebank Road. The proposed plan would essentially extend the City’s LRT reach to Limebank Road in Riverside South, bringing southern communities such as Manotick, Findlay Creek, Greely and Osgoode much closer to this high quality transit service. The overall alignment for the most part follows the existing CPR alignment, which was the same envisioned for the North-South Light Rail Transit Project to Bowesville (ACS2006-PGM-ECO-0014).
The extension of the Trillium Line, new stations and structures for grade separation will allow for future conversion to twin-track electric LRT and will be built to accommodate the implementation of the Airport Rail Link as well as the planned widening of both the Airport Parkway and Lester Road.

TRILLIUM LINE SOUTH: BY THE NUMBERS

of new rail

new stations

new park-and-ride spaces