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Ontario commits $1B to second stage of Ottawa light rail transit project

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June 7, 2016 by canadianmaufacturing.com


OTTAWA—The Ontario government continues to pour money into infrastructure in Ontario’s two largest cities. Following numerous funding announcements for the City of Toronto, including a $150 million contribution to study a long-sought Downtown Relief Line for the Toronto subway earlier this week, Queen’s Park is opening its purse to a major transit expansion in the Canadian capital.

The province has announced it will commit $1 billion to an Ottawa Light Rail Transit project known as Stage 2. A major expansion of Ottawa’s two main rail lines, the project will extend the city’s existing Confederation Line at both its east and west ends by several stops, as well as stretch its Trillium line south by four stations.

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