Ready for Rail: How Many Will It Carry?

How many will it carry?

The O-Train Confederation Line will provide an effective and efficient public transit service that will allow more people to travel more quickly across the city.

There will be 17 trains servicing the Confederation Line, each made up of two Alstom Citadis Spirit cars that will be able to accommodate up to 600 passengers in quiet comfort – 240 seated and 360 standing. This means that the Confederation Line will be able to carry up to 10,700 passengers per hour, each way!

The Confederation Line will operate on a dedicated light rail corridor, including a 2.5-km tunnel downtown, which means that service will not be affected by traffic, bad weather or traffic lights.  Service will be efficient and reliable for customers, with trains arriving every 5 minutes or less at peak times, frequently throughout the day and every 15 minutes or less after midnight and during some weekend time periods.

The trains will operate quietly both inside and out, offering a comfortable ride, and be easily accessed by 14 double doors per each side of the train. There will also be long, spacious platforms at the stations. All of this will make for quick and easy boarding and disembarking, even during peak rush hour periods.

For more information on the O-Train Confederation Line, please visit OC Transpo’s new “Ready for Rail” web section at or contact OC Transpo at 613-741-4390.