Blair station

Confederation Line O-Train Trillium Line
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Blair
Ottawa - Line 1 Confederation Line - with border.svg
O-Train station
Q4924167 Blair Station 03.jpg
LocationOttawa, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates45°25′52″N 75°36′30″W / 45.43111°N 75.60833°W / 45.43111; -75.60833Coordinates: 45°25′52″N 75°36′30″W / 45.43111°N 75.60833°W / 45.43111; -75.60833
Owned byOC Transpo
Platforms1 (LRT), 2 (BRT)
Tracks2
Construction
ParkingNo
Bicycle facilitiesYes
History
Opened1989 (BRT station)
September 14, 2019 (2019-09-14) (LRT station)
Rebuilt2015–2019
Services
Preceding station OC Transpo Following station
Cyrville Confederation Line Terminus
Terminus Route 39 Montreal
toward Millennium
Main station building viewing from bus terminal
Side view of Blair station

Blair is a station on Ottawa's transitway and O-Train located at Blair Road and Regional Road 174.[1] It is a major transfer point for commuters within urban Gloucester and Orléans.

Location

This station is adjacent to the Gloucester Centre shopping complex, and nearby the Scotiabank Theatre Ottawa mega-movie theatre, a small bank, and other major retail stores. Shoppers City East located across Blair Road contains also several other major stores such as Canadian Tire. A long pedestrian overpass for the Queensway provides access to office complexes, a small park and ride parking lot, and the Pineview residential area.

Transitway

Prior to the construction of the Confederation Line, this was the last station in the grade separated eastern leg of the transitway; after this point, buses used exclusive shoulder lanes on the Queensway beyond this point towards Orleans.

The main Transitway platforms closed down prior to Confederation Line construction as of 28 June 2015.[2] The platforms reopened on September 14, 2019, when Confederation Line service began.

Confederation Line

Blair station is the eastern terminus of the Confederation Line of the O-Train. It is an elevated island platform station, with both platform faces being used by terminating and departing trains.

The overpass of the previous Transitway station, located above the platforms at the concourse level of the station, was retained as part of the new O-Train station.

The station offers transfer to Transitway buses within the fare-paid zone—i.e. without needing to present proof of payment to transfer between buses and the station. The bus terminal is located on the ground level of the station.

The station's artwork, entitled Lightscape, is by cj fleury and Catherine Widgery. It is a series of suspended installations featuring brightly coloured elements that catch the light.[3]

Service

The following routes serve Blair station as of October 6 2019:[4]

Key
Ottawa - Line 1 Confederation Line.svg Ottawa - Line 2 Trillium Line.svg O-Train
 98   39  Rapid routes
 40   11  Frequent routes
 55   173  Local routes
 298  Connexion routes
 406  300s: Shopper routes
400s: Event routes
600s: School routes
Stop Routes
West O-Train Ottawa - Line 1 Confederation Line.svg
A West, Peak East  15   24   25   39   222   224   225   228   302 
B none
C Rail Replacement  R1 
D East  21   25   28   30   31   32   33   34   35   37   38   39 
E Peak East  221   231   232   233   234   235   236   237 
G none
H none
I Local  12   15   23   24   26   N39   42   302 

References

  1. ^ "Blair". Station Layout. OC Transpo. October 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  2. ^ "OC Transpo - On Track 2018 - Transitway Closure". OC Transpo. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  3. ^ "O-Train Confederation Line". City of Ottawa. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Blair | OC Transpo". Retrieved October 24, 2019.