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The Ottawa train station is a bit out of the city center. The main transportation to it is buses on the Transitway at a station called Train (The VIA logo appears under that on many of the system maps). An overpass leads directly from the busway to the station. Which is relatively modern looking (a plaque says it was built in 1966 as a way to consolidate all the rail lines around Ottawa). The tracks are at street level but it unfortunately uses the wait at a boarding gate until your train is ready before you are allowed to walk out to the platforms so no photos of the other trains in the station going to one of the two destinations that are served with many trains a day, Toronto or Montreal
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(ottawa1) A view down the glassed overpass from the Transitway stop to the wide-road drop off area and then the entrance to the Ottawa train station beyond.
9 July, 2008
(ottawa2) A closer view of the brick station house of Niagara Falls, ON at 6:05 in the morning before the early morning departure at 6:35
9 July, 2008
(ottawa3) The glass doors that lead from the main station area to the droop-off area with the transitway bus stop sign and text saying Downtown - Centre Ville.
9 July, 2008
(ottawa4) An Ottawa & Prescott Railway 'Ottawa' model train in the main atrium that also serves as a waiting area at Ottawa.
9 July, 2008
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(ottawa5) A Canadian National Steam locomotive on display in the train station at Ottawa.
9 July, 2008
(ottawa6) A Canadian Pacific Steam locomotive on display in the train station at Ottawa
9 July, 2008
(ottawa7) A view of the central portion of the large and modern train station at Ottawa, the boarding gates for the underpass that leads to the tracks are visible in this view.
9 July, 2008
(ottawa8) Boarding gate #2 where a VIA train for Montreal will board soon.
9 July, 2008
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(ottawa9) A central kiosk area that doesn't seem to be used for much in the center of the very open modern train station building at Ottawa, where the seating areas are.
9 July, 2008
(ottawa10) A plaque for the 1966 completion of the Ottawa Train station, built to consolidate many railway lines in the city. Its the reason the train station is on the edge of town.
9 July, 2008
(ottawa11) Looking down the underpass that leads to the tracks at Ottawa.
9 July, 2008
(ottawa12) An escalator up from the underpasss area as passengers board an awaiting train for Montreal of Renaissance Cars.
9 July, 2008
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(ottawa13) Looking down a platform at Ottawa, the center of it has been roped off so people are direct into the underpass and don't try and cross the tracks.
9 July, 2008
(ottawa14) Another view down the platform for track 2 at Ottawa staff waits to help passengers board the train Renaissance Car #7101 .
9 July, 2008
(ottawa15) A VIA platform sign on a pillar that holds up the roof at Ottawa, the usualy VIA rail promotional banners are below it.
9 July, 2008
(ottawa16) An exterior view of the road entrance at Ottawa, since the station was built in the 1960s the exterior with a large drop of area has the slight feeling of the outside of a airport and not a train station.
9 July, 2008
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