O-Train Confederation Line stations have been designed to make connections quick, easy and comfortable for customers.
To make transferring as easy as possible, the three major connection stations – Blair, Hurdman and Tunney’s Pasture – will have fare-paid zones, which will allow customers to transfer from bus to train without having to pass through a fare gate and from train to bus without having to tap a pass or show a transfer. With Bayview Station being the connection point between the two O-Train lines, the train platforms will also be within the fare-paid zone and will allow for convenient customer transfers between the Confederation Line and the Trillium Line.
At the other stations, customers transferring from bus to train will pass through a fare gate, which only requires a quick and simple tap of a smartcard (Presto, U-Pass or Multi (STO)) or a scan of a paper bus transfer. Customers transferring from train to bus will exit the station and board the bus normally at the nearby bus stop.
Integrated bus loops at Hurdman, Blair, Tunney’s Pasture and St-Laurent stations will bring bus and train service close together, allowing customers to easily connect between bus and train. The bus platform will have stops that will be organized by destination, with clearly marked route numbers.
The Confederation Line has been designed to ensure that customers are able to move around with ease and comfort. Within all stations, directional and digital signs will help customers know where to catch their connection and will also display the expected departure time for each train and bus – using the real-time location of the vehicle. The train platform will provide ample space to accommodate the train’s 14 accessible double doors that will make it easy for passengers to get on and off the train.
For more information on the O-Train Confederation Line, please visit www.octranspo.com/ready4rail or contact OC Transpo Customer Relations at 613-741-4390.