City to get keys to LRT Aug. 16, mayor says

By Joanne Chianello, CBC News Ottawa, July 10, 2019

Ottawa's new LRT system is set to be delivered to the city by Aug. 16, Mayor Jim Watson said Wednesday morning.

If this sixth delivery target is met, the people of Ottawa should be riding the Confederation Line in September, more than a year after it was originally scheduled to be launched.

Members of the city's finance and economic development committee heard that train-maker Alstom had completed building the 34 trains last Sunday, and that Rideau Transit Group (RTG) is expecting to begin the crucial 12-day consecutive testing of the Confederation Line later this month.

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