Changes are Coming to Your Commute, Become Informed, Make Your Plans
As a result of decisions by the National Capital Commission (NCC) and OC Transpo, future changes will affect the daily commute of students, faculty, staff and visitors travelling to the university. Many of these changes are tied to the NCC’s infrastructure upgrade program and the City’s multi-year Light Rail Transit construction plans.
Some of the changes are also a result of Carleton’s new Transportation Plan that will be implemented in the coming years.
Carleton is sharing information as soon as possible to educate members of the university community about these changes which start in 2019 and will continue to 2022. Updates will be provided on this page to announce Transportation Plan improvements to the campus and any other service interruptions.
Information is being provided to the Carleton community in advance of these changes, to assist members of the community to plan their commuting to campus.
City of Ottawa Tree Removal for LRT expansion
The City of Ottawa will be conducting phase 2 of the tree removal plan required as part of the construction for stage two of the new light rail transit (LRT) line.
The new LRT line includes doubling the width of the current track, including at the Carleton station. To accommodate the new twin tracks, city crews will be removing trees on both sides of the O-Train train track starting from the north end of the Carleton O-Train station up to the tunnel at Dow’s Lake.
This work will take place during the week of March 22. Minimal impacts are expected.
Carleton is developing a restoration plan to replace the trees and shrubs after the stage two LRT expansion is completed in 2022.
For information about the O-Train expansion, please go to the City of Ottawa’s website: https://ottawa.ca/en/planning-development-and-construction/major-projects/stage-2-light-rail-transit-project