Investment for Ottawa light rail extension


    Ontario has announced a C$1 billion contribution to the extension of Ottawa’s light rail network.

    Stage 2 of the network will extend the Stage 1 Confederation Line by 30 kilometres east, west and south. The extension includes spurs to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport and Trim Road in Orléans.

    Work on Stage 2 is expected to begin in 2018 and will be commissioned in 2023.

    Ontario has provided $600 million to the Confederation Line’s construction. This new funding package will be the “largest provincial” transport investment in the city’s history.

    Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne said: “Our investment in the Ottawa LRT will make a big difference in people’s everyday lives. It’s one of a number of historic investments in infrastructure that our government is making. It will help to create jobs and grow our economy now and for years to come.”




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