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Eastward extension of the Rapibus corridor

The Rapibus is the first bus rapid transit (BRT) system to have seen the light of day in Quebec. That 14,8 km corridor, exclusively reserved for buses, has linked the Taché-UQO and Lorrain stations. An opportunity study for the extension to Boulevard de l'Aéroport is underway.

Opportunity study - Rapibus extention to Aeroport boulevard

Carried out in collaboration with CIMA+, the opportunity study that has begun in September will identify and analyze the needs and constraints of this additional section. It will demonstrate its relevance, while taking into account current and future mobility needs.

The study lasts approximately 18 months and includes public consultations at various key moments.

The main stages of the opportunity study:

  • Establish the portrait of the territory and the need for the extension;
  • Propose 3 route solutions that meet the objectives;
  • Analyze and compare the 3 solutions;
  • Present the results and recommended solution;
  • Refine the recommended solution and table the final report for Spring 2024.

To carry out this study, we are working in collaboration with:

  • The City of Gatineau;
  • The Ministère des Transports et de la Mobilité durable;
  • The National Capital Commission; and
  • The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de l'Outaouais.

Additional section to boulevard Lorrain

The 2.8 km portion along the existing train tracks links the Labrosse and Lorrain stations, stopping at the Lac Beauchamp station.

It includes, among other things:

  • a 2.8-kilometre two-lane road reserved for buses;
  • a 2.8-kilometre paved multi-purpose bike path;
  • a station with all-season bus access to parc du Lac-Beauchamp; and 
  • two crossings over the multi-purpose path, and one next to the Lac Beauchamp station.


Environmental measures

From the very start of the project, we were committed to complying with all of the environmental requirements, laws and regulations in effect. As well, we are introducing a series of environmental measures to reduce, as much as possible, the impact of the construction work.

The partners

We are working in collaboration with:

  • Ville de Gatineau,
  • Quebec's ministère des Transports,
  • Quebec's ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques,
  • Quebec's ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs;
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and
  • JFSA, a firm specializing in the environment and water.

System changes in Labrosse and Lorrain sectors

The Rapibus corridor extension to boulevard Lorrain comes into service, along with new trip options.

The circuits for routes 18, 68, 73, 74, 75, 77, 78, 79, 88, 93, 94, 97, 400 and 800 will be modified starting August 28 to take advantage of the new infrastructures.

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Main phases of the project

Spring to autumn2020

  • Preparation of the terrain – Wildlife Barrier.

Fall 2020

Winter 2020-2021

  • Start of construction work, including necessary three cleaning activities  for the project;

2021, 2022 and 2023

  • Construction work and implementation of environmental measures.

Fall 2022

  • Public consultation ion service changes  in the Labrosse and Lorrain Boulevard sectors.
  • The planning phase of the Rapibus extension to Aeroport Boulevard opportunity study begins. 

Summer and Spring 2023

  • Completion of construction work on the additional section of the Rapibus to Lorraine Boulevard.

Fall 2023

  • Commissioning of the new section between Labrosse and Lorrain stations, passing through the Lac-Beauchamp station.

Winter 2023-2024

  • Tabling of the final report of the feasibility study for the extension of the Rapibus corridor to de l'Aeroport Boulevard.



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