5 things: Confederation Line LRT will have the longest transit escalator in Canada

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, May 1, 2018

Here’s the most understated wow feature of the Confederation Line LRT: It will have the longest escalator associated with a transit system in Canada. It wasn’t until Tuesday that this even came up.

John Manconi, the city’s general manager of transportation, told the finance and economic development committee that the escalator is being installed in Rideau Station, whose LRT platform is 26.5 metres underground.

Manconi delivered his monthly update on LRT construction to the committee. The city is on track to start LRT service in November, but Manconi continued to warn council members that the system needs to clear important tests.


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