Ottawa Train Station

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This article is about the railway station in Ottawa. For the transitway station, see Train Station (OC Transpo).
Ottawa
Ottawa Train Station.JPG
Station statistics
Address 200 Tremblay Road
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 45°24′59″N 75°39′06″W / 45.41639°N 75.65167°W / 45.41639; -75.65167Coordinates: 45°24′59″N 75°39′06″W / 45.41639°N 75.65167°W / 45.41639; -75.65167
Line(s)
  Ottawa-Quebec
Connections
Platforms 5 island platforms
Tracks 6
Other information
Opened 1966
Architect John B. Parkin & Associates
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code VIA Rail: OTTW
IATA: XDS
Owned by Via Rail
Services
Preceding station   Via Rail   Following station
(limited)
Terminus
Ottawa–Montreal
(limited)
toward Montreal
toward Toronto
Toronto–Ottawa Terminus

Ottawa Station (IATA: XDS) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, located at 200 Tremblay Road, is served by Via Rail inter-city trains connecting it to Toronto and Montreal. OC Transpo’s Train rapid transit station (which, despite its name, is a bus stop) carries railway passengers into the city centre or into the eastern suburbs.

The station was designed by John B. Parkin & Associates and was built in 1966. It won a Massey Medal for architecture in 1967. In 2000, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada named the station as one of the top 500 buildings produced in Canada during the last millennium.[1]

Ottawa’s trains once came into a large downtown Union Station a short distance from the Parliament buildings, but with the replacement of the railway tracks beside the Rideau Canal with the National Capital Commission’s Colonel By Drive scenic parkway, the former station has been converted into the Government Conference Centre.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cook, Marcia (11 May 2000). "Cultural consequence". Ottawa Citizen (Canwest). Retrieved 2009-10-11. 

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