Vehicle Testing on Ottawa’s LRT Project

Engineers will continue to test track alignment until official LRT launch in 2018.

Vehicle Testing on Ottawa’s LRT Project
December 6, 2016 12:00 pm

Engineers started testing the first of Ottawa’s light rail vehicles on a section of track between Blair and Cyrville stations Friday.

There will be 34 light rail vehicles in all, said Steve Cripps, the city’s director of O-Train construction. Each will be identical and will hold up to 300 passengers.

The train pulled into Cyrville Station just a few minutes after its scheduled 2 p.m. arrival time. The delay was to give politicians from all levels of government enough time to get to the event.

Tests will continue between Blair Station and Tunney’s Pasture until the O-Train Confederation Line officially launches in 2018. Residents are reminded to stay off the tracks, but they are welcome to watch from the sidelines. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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