Ottawa Train Station

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Ottawa
Ottawa Train Station.JPG
Location 200 Tremblay Road
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1G 3H5
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
Owned by Via Rail
Platforms 5 island platforms
Tracks 6
Connections OC Transpo Routes 92 & 96
Tremblay Station (opening 2018)
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Architect John B. Parkin & Associates
Other information
Station code VIA Rail: OTTW
IATA: XDS
History
Opened August 1, 1966
Services
Preceding station   VIA Rail Canada simplified.svg Via Rail   Following station
(limited)
Terminus
Ottawa–Montreal
(limited)
toward Montreal
toward Toronto
Toronto–Ottawa Terminus

Ottawa Train Station (IATA: XDS), or Ottawa station, is a Via Rail station in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It is located at 200 Tremblay Road and serves inter-city trains connecting it to Toronto and Montreal. OC Transpo's bus routes 61 and 62 carries railway passengers west into the city centre or east to St Laurent Station (with connections to the eastern suburbs). The former Bus Transitway station, Train Station, will reopen in 2018 as the Confederation Line LRT station named Tremblay.

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.

Renovations[edit]

A $21.7 million renovation project started late 2016. The project will add an elevator in the spiral ramp and at track 3 and 4, a levelled platform for track 1, and roof improvements. [2]

Other Connections[edit]

Air France–KLM runs a connecting shuttle bus from this station to Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, exclusive for the airline's customers only.[3] As of 2016 Air-France KLM has three daily bus services between those cities.[4]

Swiss International Air Lines previously operated its Swissbus service from Ottawa Railway Station to Dorval Airport for Swiss customers.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cook, Marcia (11 May 2000). "Cultural consequence". Ottawa Citizen. Canwest. Retrieved 11 October 2009. 
  2. ^ http://www.viarail.ca/en/about-via-rail/media-room/latest-news/213601/29-september-2016-celebrating-50-years-via-rail-ottawa-
  3. ^ "Bus between Ottawa Railway Station (XDS) and Montreal (YUL)". Travel by train on a KLM ticket. KLM. Retrieved December 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)[dead link]
  4. ^ "A new bus service to Quebec City." Air France. August 16, 2016. Retrieved on October 29, 2016.
  5. ^ "Swissbus Bus transportation between Ottawa and Montreal-Trudeau airport" (Archive). Swiss International Air Lines. June 20, 2012. Retrieved on October 29, 2016.

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