Tough part of Barrhaven LRT ought to run on elevated guideway, examine says


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Going south from Algonquin Faculty, the prepare would run 2.four kilometres alongside the west facet of Woodroffe Avenue to the Nepean Sportsplex (a pedestrian bridge would join LRT to the sports activities facility) earlier than operating the remaining 7.6 kilometres on a transformed southwest Transitway.

Relating to the alignment of the rail line south of Algonquin Faculty, the examine discovered that tunnelling can be costly, difficult and take longer to finish. Having trains cross busy roads utilizing a surface-based rail choice was out of the query.

Based on the examine, an elevated LRT line alongside Woodroffe Avenue wouldn’t act as a barrier to the communities as a result of the house beneath the construction may be landscaped, programmed or used for a path. Alternatively, it could require property and constructing acquisitions between Knoxdale and Hunt Membership roads, along with measures to scale back sound and visible annoyances brought on by the elevated rail line.

A brand new prepare storage and upkeep facility can be close to Greenbank Street on the Through Rail overpass.

Of the seven stations eyed for Barrhaven LRT, three can be new (Tallwood, Knoxdale and Nepean Sportsplex) and 4 can be transformed from current bus stations (Fallowfield, Longfields, Strandherd and Barrhaven Centre).

The southern terminus at Barrhaven City Centre would have a 250-space park-and-ride lot.

The examine additionally aimed to segregate a future municipal rail system and roads from different rail traces, particularly in mild of the 2013 deadly collision between an OC Transpo double-decker bus and Through prepare at a degree rail crossing close to Woodroffe Avenue.