NCC Interprovincial Transit Strategy 2013
Since everything that goes around comes around, having eliminated all of the interprovincial rail, the NCC circa 2009-2013 tried to conjure up some ideas about bringing it back, as a light rail loop.
There was no money and no plan so the whole thing is moot. This is a historical document only.
In usual NCC fashion, almost all of the documentation has vanished from the web, including the website
www interprovincial-transit-strategy ca
and the archive website
archives ncc-ccn ca/planning/transportation-strategies/interprovincial-transit-strategy
In fact the only thing remaining on the web is the summary hosted by Quebec’s STO – Connecting Communities: An Interprovincial Transit Strategy (PDF).
I saved the presentation deck, and here is the key slide with their imaginary LRT loop.
That diagram is pretty small, basically the idea was that Bayview Station would be the hub with connections across Prince of Wales Bridge, and that rail would also come across the Alexandra Bridge, making a loop.
Here is a a clearer version, from page 52 of Interprovincial Transit Strategy for Canada’s Capital Region: Connecting Communities (January 2013). From the Action Sandy Hill copy. I have also put a copy in the Internet Archive.
What is actually being built instead
Ottawa Stage 1 LRT is complete.
Gatineau has proposed a west-end rapid transit system including trams, crossing the Portage Bridge to connect with Ottawa LRT in the downtown core.