Confederation Line LRT project reaches a milestone! (It's officially one year late)

This was posted more than 12 months ago. The information may be outdated.

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, May 24, 2019

The $2.1-billion Confederation Line LRT project reaches an important milestone on Friday.

Hold off on the champagne, though. It’s not exactly a cause for celebration.

The handover from the Rideau Transit Group (RTG) to the City of Ottawa is officially one year late.

And, no one can really predict when the rail line will open to the public.

Here’s where the project stands today: the stations are done construction and finishing touches are ongoing, but the city believes the train fleet isn’t ready for prime time.

If the most recent estimated timelines hold up, it’s possible people will begin riding the LRT system around mid-summer.