Light Rail - uOttawa Station
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.
Hydro Ottawa, in collaboration with Facilities, is planning to install an underground electrical duct bank for supplying power to the new uOttawa Station between May 24th and June 7th. The duct bank will be installed under the sidewalk on the south side of Marie-Curie between King-Edward and the station. All buildings, Louis-Pasteur and Marie-Curie Street will remain accessible at all times during construction.
- May 24–26: King Edward to Louis-Pasteur (access to the Marie-Curie clinic will be maintained)
- May 29–30: Louis-Pasteur crossing
- May 31–June 02: Louis-Pasteur to Gendron
- June 5–7: Marie-Curie crossing (from Gendron)
- June 7–9: Jean-Jacques-Lussier crossing (from the Marie-Curie / Jean-Jacques-Lussier street corner to the LRT construction site)
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