Ottawa Railway History Circle

Ownership of Railway Lines in the Ottawa Area

Subdivision

From

To

Owner

Notes

Alexandria

Ottawa Station

Hawthorne

See notes

From  Belfast Road to about 0.5 miles east of Hawthorne and the M&O wye is under joint CN/CP ownership. VIA owns track, CN/CP own land, CN/CP have trackage rights.

 

Hawthorne

Glen Robertson

VIA

CN has trackage rights

 

Glen Robertson

De Beaujeu west switch

CN

VIA has 99 year lease

 

De Beaujeu west switch

Coteau

CN

VIA has trackage rights

Beachburg

Ottawa Station

Wass

See Notes

From Federal to mile 0.3 jointly owned by CN and CP. VIA owns track, CN/CP own land, CN/CP have trackage rights.

 

Wass

Federal

VIA

CN has trackage rights

 

Federal

Nepean Jct.

CN

 

 

Bells Corners

Moodie Drive

CN

Connecting track to former Carleton Place sub. Now known as the Carleton Spur

 

Nepean Jct.

Pembroke

CN

 

Brockville

Smiths Falls

Brockville

CP

 

Buckingham

Buckingham Jct.

Buckingham

QG

 

Ellwood

Bayview

Jct with Greenboro station track

Capital Railway

CN has trackage rights?

 

Lemieux Island Spur

 

Capital Railway

Not operated. CN has trackage rights?

 

Greenboro Station Track

 

Capital Railway

Formerly the Prescott Subdivision between Mileage 4.89 (Km 7.87) and 5.02 (Km 8.07).

CN has trackage rights to service NRC Uplands.

 

South Connecting Track

 

Capital Railway

CN has trackage rights.

Lachute

Lemieux Island

First 100 feet on the north shore

City of Ottawa

Not operated

 

First 100 feet on the north shore

for 200-300 feet, including the switch to Domtar

CP

QG has trackage rights

 

First 200-300 feet

St. Augustin

QG

 

M&O

 

 

CN & CP Joint

The last mile of the M&O Sub ( mile point 82.5 - 83.5), which includes the Wye connection between the Alexandria Sub and the M&O Sub, is jointly owned by CN and CP.

VIA owns the rail infrastructure on that last mile of the M&O Sub. Furthermore, under the same transaction, CN & CP granted VIA a perpetual easement to keep the rail infrastructure on CN&CP property for VIA's use in providing passenger services.
In other words, VIA own the tracks, but not the land, however VIA has the right to keep it on their land for use in providing passenger services.

Maniwaki

Laman

Wakefield

Municipalities

HCW has trackage rights.

North Freight Shed Lead

Jct with South Freight Shed Lead

Kemira Cement

See note

CN owns the North and South Freight shed leads up to 2655 Lancaster Road. CP was given the remainder to Innes Road and has since disposed of the property to abutting owners, Laurent Leblanc included.

North Prescott Spur

Greenboro

Leitrim Road

City of Ottawa

Formerly trackage of the Prescott Subdivision between Mileage 5.02 (Km 8.07) and 8.17 (Km 13.14) (Leitrim Road).

CN has trackage rights. Not operated between mp 7.2 and 8.17.

Renfrew

Nepean Jct.

Arnprior

City of Ottawa

Operated by CN. Now designated as a spur.

Smiths Falls

Federal

Richmond

VIA

CN has trackage rights

 

Richmond

Montague (Smiths Falls East)

VIA

 

South Freight Shed Lead

Walkley Line

CSTM

CP

CN owns the North and South Freight shed leads up to 2655 Lancaster Road. CP was given the remainder to Innes Road and has since disposed of the property to abutting owners, Laurent Leblanc included.

Vankleek

Glen Robertson

Hawkesbury

CN

 

 

Hawkesbury

Ivaco

CN

 

Walkley Line

Hawthorne

Wass

CN

 

Walkley Yard

Junction with Ellwood sub.

Walkley Repair Facility

Capital Railway

Capital Railway owns the line between the junction with the Ellwood Subdivision (North Connecting Track) and Albion Road along with leasing the line east of Albion Road to the Walkley Repair Facility, until January 1, 2013, with a one-year extension available.

This Page Updated March 2012