Longfields station

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Longfields
Ottawa Transitway station
Location Longfields
Coordinates 45°17′06″N 75°44′50″W / 45.28500°N 75.74722°W / 45.28500; -75.74722Coordinates: 45°17′06″N 75°44′50″W / 45.28500°N 75.74722°W / 45.28500; -75.74722
Owned by OC Transpo
History
Opened April 17, 2011[1]
Services
Preceding station   OC Transpo   Following station
Route 95
toward Trim

Longfields is a Southwest Transitway station in the Longfields neighbourhood of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The station is located on a route that runs along the south side of the CNR railway line southwest from Fallowfield Station towards Strandherd Station.

Located close to the station are École élémentaire catholique Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau,[2] Mother Teresa High School and Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School.

Public art[edit]

Bronze sculptures created by Erin Robertson and Anna Williams entitled, Bellwether, were installed at the Longfield Transit Station in 2011.[3] The artwork is composed of life-sized sculptures of four sheep and a border collie herding them across a green roof.[4]

Bellwether is a permanent sculptural installation, primarily located on the vegetative roofs of the transit station, which consists of four life-sized sheep and one life-sized Border collie sheepdog all cast in bronze and finished with patina.[5]

Bellwether is intended to create an overall sense of the movement of a community through a designated space. It investigates the subtleties of various roles and relationships within established groups. Playfully comparing the contemporary public transit system to traditional agricultural herding practices, the installation is suggestive of social cooperation and adaptation which are both characteristics of an effective transit system.[6]

Service[edit]

The following routes serve Longfields Station:
Rapid Routes: 95
Connexion Routes: 271 273
Shoppers' Routes: 305
Event Routes: 406 456

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Steph Willems (Jul 15, 2010). "Longfields land swap precedes zoning for model subdivision". EMC Barrhaven. Retrieved September 22, 2010. 
  3. ^ City of Ottawa Commissions, Longfields Transit Station
  4. ^ Danna Zabrovsky (July 27, 2010). "Barrhaven transit station will boast public art, on the sheep". The Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved September 22, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Longfields Transit Station". Retrieved March 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Longfields Transit Station". Retrieved March 12, 2013. 

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