Eastern Corridor Study

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The Eastern Corridor Study started in 2017 to identify a suitable corridor for Rapid Transit from Downtown to eastern Winnipeg – a corridor that provides convenience, speed, and reliability and is sensitive to existing neighbourhoods.

In 2021, Council approved the Eastern Rapid Transit Corridor route along Sutherland Avenue through Point Douglas, across a new Louise Bridge, and along Nairn and Regent avenues. We are now in the final stage of the study, focusing on Point Douglas and Elmwood.

We want your feedback on the design concept for the Eastern Corridor between Main Street and Watt Street, including the Louise Bridge.

Explore the Eastern Corridor




The Eastern Corridor Study started in 2017 to identify a suitable corridor for Rapid Transit from Downtown to eastern Winnipeg – a corridor that provides convenience, speed, and reliability and is sensitive to existing neighbourhoods.

In 2021, Council approved the Eastern Rapid Transit Corridor route along Sutherland Avenue through Point Douglas, across a new Louise Bridge, and along Nairn and Regent avenues. We are now in the final stage of the study, focusing on Point Douglas and Elmwood.

We want your feedback on the design concept for the Eastern Corridor between Main Street and Watt Street, including the Louise Bridge.

Explore the Eastern Corridor



Eastern Corridor Study

The Eastern Corridor Study started in 2017 to identify where rapid transit should go between Downtown and eastern Winnipeg, how it should look, and what replacement options for the Louise Bridge might look like. 

The 2011 Transportation Master Plan made the recommendation for the Eastern Rapid Transit Corridor to be the next phase of rapid transit studied.

The need to study the Eastern Corridor was related to determining where the corridor would cross the Red River and whether it would need to use the Louise Bridge. Now that the route has been approved to use the new Louise Bridge, the study is focusing on a recommended plan for new rapid transit infrastructure and the replacement of the Louise Bridge and surrounding roadway.

This study focuses on the Eastern Corridor infrastructure; it does not consider what service (lines and frequencies) would be on the corridor. Transit service is described in the Winnipeg Transit Master Plan, adopted by Council on April 29, 2021. This plan established a new route network and service plans for the entire city, including the Eastern Corridor and connecting routes. The service along the Eastern Corridor will be called the Rose Line. 

The Eastern Corridor is divided into three different priority segments:

  • Stage 1: Harkness Station to Main Street CP Railway underpass, shared with Blue and Orange Lines
  • Stage 2: Main Street CP Railway underpass to Watt Street
  • Stage 3: Watt Street to Plessis Road

Stage 1 is deferred to the upcoming Rapid Transit Downtown Corridor design study along with the downtown segments of the Blue and Orange Lines. Stage 3 is deferred to future study along with its junction with the future Northeast Corridor. Stage 2 is the focus of this final phase of engagement. 

Details of the preferred alignment and what factors influenced the decision are included in an appendix to the WTMP.

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Page last updated: 30 Aug 2022, 01:23 PM