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Ottawa selects preferred proponents for second stage of O-Train project, Canada [free access]

March 1, 2019

The City Council of Ottawa has selected East–-West Connectors, a consortium of Kiewit and Vinci, as the preferred proponent to design, finance, and build the Confederation Line extension and TransitNEXT as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, and maintain the Trillium Line extension.


The Confederation Line and Trillium Line extensions are part of the second stage of the O-Train light rail transit (LRT) project, which will expand the system by 44 km and 24 stations. It is jointly funded by the federal government, the provincial government of Ontario, and the city of Ottawa.


The Confederation Line extension will span 27.5 km and cover 16 stations. It will expand service to Trim Road in the east and to Moodie Drive and the Baseline Station in the west. The Trillium Line extension will have a length of 16 km and cover eight stations from the Greenboro Station to Riverside South.