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The long journey to Ottawa's new light rail line, in photos

The Confederation Line is open. Track the process from 2013 to now.

Confederation Line opened Saturday afternoon to the public

After years of planning and construction, Ottawa's new light rail line is finally up and running.

Thousands of eager riders flocked to the 13-station line when it opened Saturday, snapping photos and soaking in the atmosphere.

But how does today's reality match what was originally planned? We've put together this station-by-station photographic timeline so you can see for yourself.

Blair

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      Cyrville

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          St. Laurent

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              Tremblay

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                  Hurdman

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                      Lees

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                          uOttawa

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                              Rideau

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                                  Parliament

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                                      Lyon

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                                          Pimisi

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                                              Bayview

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                                                  Tunney's Pasture

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                                                      Corrections

                                                      • An earlier photo caption credited the hand-painted canoe paddles at Pimisi station to artist Nadia Myre. In fact, the installation is the work of Algonquin artist Simon Brascoupé.
                                                        Sep 16, 2019 12:54 PM ET

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