Ottawa Airport Rail Link Stage 2 gets go ahead

The City of Ottawa has announced plans to move forward with the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit Project. The Stage 2 LRT Project will extend light rail further and faster to the West, South and East and will be undertaken through two new procurement contracts.

Stage 2 LRT Project budget is USD 3 billion (excluding the Trim Extension with one station at USD 160 million, and the Airport Rail Link with two stations at USD 155 million).

  • A new USD 2.5-billion Design-Build-Finance competition for the Confederation Line East and West extensions (includes Airport, Trim and Highway 417, and City-bundled works) and
  • A new USD 535-million Design-Build-Finance-Maintain competition for the Trillium Line extension.

A final report will be brought forward in early 2018 outlining the results of the procurement process and related activities, leading to the final design and beginning of construction. The Stage 2 project will proceed with staggered openings to allow for faster expansions to LRT service as Trillium Line South extension in 2021, Confederation Line East including Trim in 2022 and Confederation Line West to Moodie by 2023.

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