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Light-rail train mockup now on display in Ottawa


Local and national Canadian officials yesterday unveiled a full-sized mockup of the Alstom Citadis Spirit vehicle that will be used on the O-Train Confederation Line as part of Ottawa's new light-rail system.

Starting today, the vehicle will be on public display in the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, Ontario, seven days a week until the end of March, according to a Transport Canada press release.

Thirty-four light-rail vehicles for the OC Transpo's Confederation Line are being manufactured by Alstom, and will be assembled and maintained locally in Ottawa.

The Confederation Line is a $2.13 billion project (in Canadian dollars) jointly funded by the Canadian government, the province of Ontario and the city of Ottawa. When completed in 2018, the line will serve as the foundation of Ottawa's planned city-wide light-rail network.

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