Stage 2 will change the way we move around Ottawa. Think about it: Over 36 kilometres of rail and 22 new stations. That means shorter commutes, cleaner air and a stronger economy.
You will be able to get on a train as far east as Trim Road, travel traffic-free through the downtown tunnel and arrive as far west as Bayshore or Algonquin College. If you're coming from the south, Stage 2 will extend the existing O-train Trilliam Line to Riverside South, while adding stations along the way at Walkley and Gladstone along with a link that will take you all the way to Macdonald Cartier International Airport.
The Stage 2 LRT project was approved unanimously by Ottawa City Council in 2013. We plan to start construction in 2018. Upon completion in 2023, Stage 2 will bring 70% of residents within five kilometres of rail.
We need to stay ahead of the gridlock being experienced in other cities. With Ottawa projected to grow to 1.14 million people by 2031, we need to make sure the nation’s capital continues to be one of the best places in the world to live and work.