Construction of LRT Stage 2 leaving its mark on the city

By Blair Crawford, Ottawa Citizen, November 13, 2019

A strip mall has been flattened, houses torn down, roads dug up, forests cleared …

While Ottawa commuters fume over late trains and cancelled buses during the troubled launch of LRT Stage 1, construction of Stage 2 is barrelling forward, reshaping the city as the train lines extend east, west and south.

The first part — the extension of the O-Train’s Trillium Line southward — is to open in 2022. And when the entire $4.6-billion Stage 2 work is completed in 2025, it will add 47 kilometres of track and 29 new or revamped stations, expanding the train service from Moodie Drive in the west to Trim Road in the east and Limebank Road and Earl Armstrong roads in the south.

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