Ottawa Light Rail Project appears to be running very much on track and promises to be operational by 2018. Although no confirm date has been published by any of the project authority or city official with regard to the opening of new “O-Train’s Confederation Line” but it all seems making good progress, without any big hurdle on its way. As a matter of fact, the progress of many O-Train stations can be seen just driving by – many of those are near completion. “Light rail vehicles, designed by Alstom, is currently being assembled right here in Ottawa at the Belfast Yard“ (published at LRT Project site) - appears to be a cost saving measure. Riders, who will benefit from this new LRT line, are really excited and look forward to get on it as quickly as possible and without any significant delay! The very first LRT line of Ottawa will not only ease the Ottawa’s growing east-end and downtown core traffic greatly, but it is also considered be a great project to leverage from, as city plans to extend/connect new LRT lines to south and west corridor in future.
Quick LRT updates :
Launch of Full Service
2018 "After an extended period of testing, the Confederation Line will begin full revenue service in 2018."
Assembly of the Vehicle
Fall 2015 – Winter 2017 "... world-class light rail vehicle, designed by Alstom, is currently being assembled right here in Ottawa at the Belfast Yard over a two-year period".