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Bringing back Heritage Streetcars
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Purpose and goals of the CanCap Streetcar:
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Note: Our group also supports the STO plan to bring Gatineau Light Rail into downtown Ottawa.
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Proposal 1. To plan, build and operate a heritage style streetcar system in Downtown Ottawa, and then linking it to downtown Gatineau.
Modern Replica Streetcars that have the appearance of heritage streetcars would be used for the system. These streetcars would have modern components and be handicapped accessible via wheelchair lifts.
The system would be a single track system with passing tracks in several sections.
Phase One would run from Sparks and Elgin to the area of the War Museum.
Stage Two would cross the Ottawa River and run through Gatineau and then cross back into Ottawa to connect back to Sparks Street to form a cross-river loop system.
The initial system would comprise two operating streetcars with one spare streetcar. They would be stored in a garage large enough for several additional streetcars and there would be several maintenance bays included in the design.
Note: The project team has received funding ($10,000) and approval from the Sparks Street Mall Authority to continue working on this project. Date of Approval: February 3, 2010.
The Creation of an Ottawa Heritage Transit and Manufacturing Museum.