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.
Please be advised that Vanier Hall’s south-west corner exit will close mid-May for construction: the exterior wooden stairs, temporarily erected to facilitate construction of the LRT’s track, will be replaced over the next two months. Please note that all other exits will remain open during this period and that Vanier’s occupants will be informed of the exact construction start date.
To help the campus “get ready for rail”, we’ll be connecting paths from Colonel By and STEM to uOttawa Station’s multi-use pathway and modifying the exit stairs at the southwest corner of Marion as well. Meanwhile, the City will be working to wrap up construction on the station by the end of fall.
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