Billings Bridge Station
|Opened||2 November 1996|
|Owned by||OC Transpo|
The Billings Bridge Transitway Station is a station on the OC Transpo transitway, adjacent to the Billings Bridge Plaza. It is named for, not only the plaza, but after Billings Bridge itself which is both a nearby bridge and neighbourhood (named for the early settler of the area, Braddish Billings). The transitway station itself is a major stop on the southern transitway-line due to its location near Bank Street, Ottawa's major north-south road and the mall itself. The station is located just south of the Plaza near the intersection between Bank Street and Riverside Drive.
There are two levels on the station. The upper level is on the transitway itself, while the lower level serves buses coming from the nearby Data Centre Road and Bank Street. There is a pedestrian bridge that leads from the lower level to the Plaza.
The station opened on 2 November 1996 as the then terminus of the Riverside Hospital-Billings Bridge extension.
While route 95 and route 97 do not service both Billings Bridge Station and Baseline Station, route 118 provides service to both stations and can reach Baseline Station within 23 minutes. Route 111 also serves both Billings Bridge Station and Baseline Station, although not as direct as route 118 (route 111 travels via Meadowlands Drive whereas route 118 travels via Baseline Road).
The following routes serve Billings Bridge Station:
1 4 5 8 40 41 43 87 97 98 99 111 112 116 118 140 146 148 199 204 402 451 452
NOTES Route 111 is extended to Carleton University on weekdays. Weekend trips start/end at Billings Bridge Station.
- "New leg of Transitway opens near Billings Bridge: 1.8-km section should aid service to southeast Ottawa". The Ottawa Citizen. 3 November 1996.
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