Ottawa Sees Mockup of Confederation Line Train

Jan. 30, 2015

Alstom’s Citadis Spirit life-sized mock-up has been unveiled by the city of Ottawa and OC Transpo, in the presence of Mayor Jim Watson, Ontario Transportation Minister Stephen Del Duca, Federal Member of Parliament Royal Galipeau, and Jérôme Wallut, senior vice president of Alstom Transport North America, as well as other dignitaries. The city of Ottawa will display the full-sized mock-up of the future light rail train for the O-Train Confederation Line at Aberdeen Pavilion in Lansdowne Park during February and March.

Alstom is supplying 34 Citadis Spirit vehicles and 30 years of maintenance services to the Rideau Transit Group that was selected to design, build, finance, and maintain phase 1 of the O-Train Confederation Line. This first phase comprises thirteen stations along a 12.5-kilometre route, with 10 kilometres running at ground level and 2.5 kilometres underground. The O-Train Confederation Line is expected to begin full revenue service in spring 2018.

"This important transportation infrastructure project will help guarantee a quality public transit system required to serve the city’s future transit needs," said Wallut. “As the light rail market is booming in North America, the Citadis Spirit has been especially built for the region and is specific to each city and community it will serve. Alstom hopes this is the first of many more projects to come”.