Students rail against longer-than-expected O-Train shutdown

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By Kate Porter, CBC News Ottawa, February 24, 2019

Students at Carleton University are expressing frustration after learning the O-Train's Trillium line will be shut down at least one year longer than anticipated for the expansion of Ottawa's light rail network.

The lengthier-than-expected shutdown was detailed in Friday's technical briefing for Phase 2 of LRT, in which city officials announced the bidders chosen to work on the massive infrastructure project.

Originally, the Trillium line was going to be taken offline from May 2020 to September 2021 — a total of 16 months. Now, the shutdown and resulting bus detours will last until at least September 2022.