Light Rail - uOttawa Station

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Though uOttawa Station appears to be part of the uOttawa campus, the bus stop is the property of the City of Ottawa. As such, the new LRT (Light Rail Transit) project is being led by the City and Rideau Transit Group; Facilities coordinates with the City to try to minimize impacts on campus when possible.

Important! Updates

NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2017: Noisy overnight work

Please be advised of upcoming and potentially noisy overnight work on the LRT; the construction at uOttawa Station and behind the STEM site will be intermittent and expected to continue until mid-December. Please see the notice from the City for more information.


NOVEMBER 2017: Hardscaping behind Vanier

Please be advised that the City of Ottawa will begin replacing the paving stones between Vanier Hall and the uOttawa LRT station on Monday, November 6th, 2017. The work is expected to take 2-3 weeks but the area around the CAREG-facing entrance should remain accessible at all times.

About Confederation Line

Who is building it?

To build the Confederation Line, the City of Ottawa has assembled a strong public-private partnership that includes financial commitments from the provincial and federal governments, and a proven private-sector project team, the Rideau Transit group.

Working closely with the City of Ottawa, the Rideau Transit Group will design and build the Confederation Line over the next five years and maintain the line until 2038.


The Confederation Line

The Confederation Line is a state-of-the-art LRT system and Ottawa’s largest transportation infrastructure project since the building of the Rideau Canal.

The Confederation Line will be a significant part of OC Transpo’s integrated transit network. It will connect to the existing Bus Rapid Transitway at Tunney’s Pasture Station in the west and Blair Road in the east, and to the O-Train at Bayview Station. Together with a 2.5km downtown tunnel, this light rail system will move Ottawa faster and in more comfort than ever before.


uOttawa Station + Features

uOttawa Station is located above ground at the University of Ottawa adjacent to the Rideau Canal. 

  • Inviting new public plaza
  • Concourse with retail space
  • Integrated with existing Canal underpass
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