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December 01, 2021

VIA Rail Delivers New Levels of Comfort, Accessibility, and Sustainability With Its New Corridor Fleet

VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) marked a historic milestone today with the unveiling of the first trainset of its state-of-the-art…
November 17, 2021

Statement from Minister Mulroney Ottawa O-Train public inquiry

Statement by Minister Mulroney "The issues plaguing Stage 1 of the Ottawa LRT have been unacceptable and disappointing. As a…
November 17, 2021

Ottawa Transit Commission Meeting - November 17, 2021

The Transit Commission today adopted OC Transpo's 2022 Draft Budget.To keep transit affordable for low-income residents and Ontario Disability Support…
November 09, 2021

Memo: Update on Rideau Transit Group Return-to-Service Plan: Resumption of Line 1 Passenger Revenue Service

The purpose of this memo is to inform Members of Council and Transit Commission that system testing is progressing well…
November 05, 2021

Technical briefing on the safe return-to-service of O-Train Line 1

Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Allan Hubley, Chair of the City's Transit Commission, Steve Kanellakos, City Manager, and Renée Amilcar, General…
November 04, 2021

Memo: Rail Safety Advisory Letter 03/21 – Work Procedures for Ottawa Light Rail Transit Vehicle Maintenance

The purpose of this memo is to advise Members of Council and the Transit Commission that on Tuesday, November 2,…
November 04, 2021

Memo: Update on Safe Return-to-Service Plan: Independent Rail Safety Expert Technical Briefing on November 5

The purpose of this memo is to advise you that staff and the Transportation Resource Associates (TRA) are planning to…
November 04, 2021

CN Advances Sustainability Efforts With Wabtec’s Battery-Electric Locomotive

CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) is proud to announce its purchase of Wabtec's FLXdrive battery-electric freight locomotive, the first 100-percent…
November 03, 2021

Memo: Letter to the City of Ottawa on OLRT1 and TSB

On Tuesday November 2, at 8:25 pm the City received a letter from Vrinda Vaidyanathan, Director, Capital Project Oversight Branch,…
November 01, 2021

Memo: Update on Rideau Transit Group Return-to-Service Plan: Testing Progress

The purpose of this memo is to provide Members of Council and Transit Commission with an update on the Rideau…
November 01, 2021

Canadian Pacific expands Hydrogen Locomotive Program to include additional locomotives, fueling stations with Emissions Reduction Alberta grant

Canadian Pacific (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) will dramatically expand the scope of its pioneering Hydrogen Locomotive Program with a $15…
October 28, 2021

O-Train Line 1 - Testing in anticipation of a return to service - October 28, 2021

O-Train Line 1 is currently undergoing testing to verify repairs and safety prior to it returning to service, anticipated for…
October 27, 2021

Memo: Update on Rideau Transit Group return-to-service plan: start of testing

The purpose of this memo is to confirm that some test trains will begin operating on portions of the system…
October 26, 2021

Memo: Rideau Transit Group proposed full return-to-service, November 29, 2021

The purpose of this memo is to advise the Mayor and Members of Council and the Transit Commission that the…
October 24, 2021

Memo: Retention of Independent Safety Expert for O-Train Confederation Line 1 (STV)

Please find attached a memo regarding an update on actions that staff are taking to ensure Rideau Transit Group implements…
October 20, 2021

Ottawa Transit Commission meeting - October 20, 2021

OC Transpo provides an update on O-Train Line 1 return-to-service plan and reports on its performance measures for July 2020…
October 18, 2021

Update on O-Train Confederation Line 1 and Safe Return-to-Service

Please find attached a memo regarding details on the plan to safely return the O-Train Confederation Line 1 into service,…
October 08, 2021

Toronto Railway Museum (TRM) To Host Virtual Lecture Event, “Through The Window Of A Train: Hilarious, Hazardous, And Historical Memories From The Steam Era”

I am excited to share details on the seventh installment of Toronto Railway Museum's next virtual lecture event on Wednesday,…
October 07, 2021

Memo: Judicial Inquiry

Please find attached a memo regarding a motion requesting that a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice initiate a…
October 05, 2021

Final pieces of trackwork being installed at Eglinton Station for Crosstown LRT project

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project has seen some key advances recently – and we have the shots. Take…
October 05, 2021

Memo: Rideau Transit Group - New Notice of Default

Please find attached a memo regarding a Notice of Default sent to Rideau Transit Group.Source : City of Ottawa Download…
October 04, 2021

Memo: Retention of independent safety expert (TRA)

Please find attached a memo regarding the retention of an independent third-party safety expert to ensure Rideau Transit Group (RTG)…
October 04, 2021

Discontinuation of the Rail Fans Canada Discord Server

A decision was made to close down the Rail Fans Canada Discord Server.Thank you for your participation over the past…
September 29, 2021

Côte-Vertu garage project awarded the highest distinction in sustainable development for major infrastructure projects

The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) was awarded a Platinum Envision recognition for the Côte-Vertu garage project, a first…
September 28, 2021

Bacteria-killing copper to be installed on Toronto and more Vancouver transit vehicles

Antimicrobial copper coatings are being installed on high-touch transit surfaces on Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) vehicles and more TransLink vehicles…
September 28, 2021

Memo: Replacement of Independent Safety Expert for O-Train Confederation Line 1

Please find attached a memo regarding the replacement of independent safety expert for O-Train Confederation Line 1.Source : City of…
September 28, 2021

Memo: Rail Safety Advisory Letter – August 8 Derailment

Please find attached a memo regarding a Rail Safety Advisory letter from the Transportation Safety Board.Source : City of Ottawa…
September 27, 2021

Memo: New General Manager Transit Services at OC Transpo

Please find attached a memo regarding the new General Manager of the Transit Services Department.Renée Amilcar has been selected as…
September 20, 2021

Ottawa Transit Commission Meeting - September 20, 2021

Transit Commission receives operational update on O-Train Line 1 and bus service and approves status report on Q2 transit operating…
September 19, 2021

O-Train Line 1 Derailment - September 19, 2021

Story and Photos by David Bellerive. To this day, the September 19th derailment is the most severe incident to occur…
September 17, 2021

Search begins for teams interested in building Scarborough Subway Extension stations

The Scarborough Subways Extension project has now reached an important stage – the search for experts who want to build…
September 02, 2021

REM de l’Est: project update

Today, CDPQ Infra issued an update on the REM de l'Est project, providing a progress report and publishing two separate…