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Billings Bridge is a station on the OC Transpo transitway, adjacent to the Billings Bridge Plaza, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.[1] It is named for, not only the plaza, but after Billings Bridge itself which is both a nearby bridge and neighbourhood (named for the early settler of the area, Braddish Billings). The transitway station itself is a major stop on the southern transitway-line due to its location near Bank Street, Ottawa's major north-south road and the mall itself. The station is located just south of the Plaza near the intersection between Bank Street and Riverside Drive.

Billings Bridge
Ottawa Transitway station
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LocationOttawa, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates45°23′05″N 75°40′36″W / 45.38472°N 75.67667°W / 45.38472; -75.67667Coordinates: 45°23′05″N 75°40′36″W / 45.38472°N 75.67667°W / 45.38472; -75.67667
Owned byOC Transpo
History
Opened3 September 1995
Services
Preceding station   OC Transpo   Following station
toward Baseline
Route 87
toward Greenboro
Route 97
toward Airport
Route 98
toward Hawthorne
toward Lebreton
Route 99Terminus
New rapid service: October 6, 2019
toward Airport
Route 97
toward Hurdman
toward Hawthorne
Route 98
Route 99

There are two levels on the station. The upper level is on the transitway itself, while the lower level serves buses coming from the nearby Data Centre Road and Bank Street. There is a pedestrian bridge that leads from the lower level to the Plaza.

The station was officially opened with the southern transitway on 3 September 1995, replacing a temporary station which had existed on the site since the 1980s. Previously, the shopping centre had been served by buses which collected and discharged passengers at stops along the front of the plaza.

While route 95 and route 97 do not service both Billings Bridge Station and Baseline Station, route 88 provides service to both stations and can reach Baseline Station within 23 minutes. Route 111 also serves both Billings Bridge Station and Baseline Station, although not as direct as route 88 (route 111 travels via Meadowlands Drive whereas route 88 travels via Baseline Road).

ServiceEdit

The following routes serve Billings Bridge station:[1]
Rapid Routes: 87 97 98 99
Frequent Routes: 6 40 44 88 111
Local Routes: 5 48 92 96 112 199
Connexion Routes: 290 291 293 294 299
Shoppers' Routes: 304
Event Routes: 402 451 452

NotesEdit

  • Routes 40, 96, 99, and 199 serve this station during peak periods only.
  • Route 111 starts/ends at this station on weekends.
  • Route 98 serves this station during selected time periods only.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Billings Bridge" (PDF). Station Layout. OC Transpo. Dec 2015. Retrieved March 2016. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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