The Plan

Who is building it?

To build the Confederation Line, the City of Ottawa has assembled a strong public-private partnership that includes financial commitments from the provincial and federal governments, and a proven private-sector project team, the Rideau Transit group.

Rideau Transit Group

A world-class consortium of Canadian and international companies, the Rideau Transit Group was selected in a highly competitive process based on the strength of the group’s design, construction and financial proposal, and its track record of delivering major transportation projects on time and on budget.

Working closely with the City of Ottawa, the Rideau Transit Group will design and build the Confederation Line over the next five years and maintain the line until 2038.

Who is the Rideau Transit Group?

ACSACS Infrastructure Canada Inc. is a global leader in infrastructure construction projects.

DragadosDragados Canada Inc. is a worldwide expert in the promotion, development, construction and management of infrastructures and services.

EllisDonEllisDon is one of the largest building contractors in Canada. Well recognized in the Ottawa area, it has a strong presence in civil and transit construction.

SNC LavalinSNC-Lavalin is an engineering and construction group with worldwide experience in ownership of Design-Build-Finance-Maintain projects.

AdamsonAdamson & Associates Architects is a full-service design group based in Canada with offices worldwide. They are responsible for detailed design of the stations.

AlstomAlstom is an international conglomerate specializing in transportation equipments, including high-speed rail and light rail transit systems.

www.dr-sauer.comDr. Sauer & Partners Corporation is recognized as one of the leading consultants for design and construction supervision of tunnels and underground structures.

BBB Architectsbbb Architects is an Ottawa based firm responsible for the overall look and conceptual design of the stations.

Fast + EPPFast & Epp is a structural engineering design firm based in Vancouver.

Hatch Mott MacDonaldHatch Mott MacDonald is a North American engineering consulting firm focused on the transportation market, including services for tunnels, rail, and transit.

IBI GroupIBI Group is a worldwide group of firms providing professional engineering and architectural services.

MMM GroupMMM Group is a Canadian firm with experience as a partner in major design-build and public transportation and building projects worldwide.

SerecaSereca Fire Consulting Ltd. are fire protection specialists in the fields of fire science and fire engineering.

Scotia CapitalScotia Capital is the combined Corporate Banking and Scotia Capital Market divisions of The Bank of Nova Scotia, Canada’s third largest bank.

Thurber Engineering LtdThurber Engineering Ltd. is a Canadian engineering firm focused on providing geotechnical, environmental, and materials engineering and testing services for transportation and infrastructure industries.

Track Record

The Rideau Transit Group team members have worked on 80 major global transportation projects.

Canada Line
Canada Line
Start/End: 2005-2009
Completion: On budget
Ahead of schedule

Barcelona Line
Barcelona Line
Start/End: 2003-2013
Completion: On budget
On schedule

Ankara Metro
Ankara Metro
Start/End: 1993-2003
Completion: On budget
On schedule

Seville Line
Seville Line
Start/End: 2003-2009
Completion: On budget
On schedule

Take a tour of the Confederation Line

For an overview of the who, what, where, when, why and how of Confederation Line, watch this brief video from the Rideau Transit Group.

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