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Ottawa terminates contract for north-south light-rail extension


The Ottawa City Council recently voted to terminate the North-South Light Rail Transit Project Agreement between the city and Ottawa LRT Corp., a joint venture comprising Siemens Transportation Systems and PCL Dufferin.

Signed on Sept. 15, the agreement was conditional on the city obtaining matching funds for the $674 million project from the federal and provincial governments. Federal funding and property acquisition conditions for the project were not met, according to the city.

The proposed line would extend Ottawa’s light-rail system 18.2 miles from the University of Ottawa to Barrhaven Town Centre.

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