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October 9, 2015
Ottawa – The Memorial Park at Fallowfield Station is open to the public as of this afternoon.
The park, located in a quiet corner of the Fallowfield Park and Ride, is dedicated to the memory of the six individuals who lost their lives in the bus-train collision on September 18, 2013, and honours those whose lives were forever changed.
The design chosen for the Memorial Park is called a bosquet. Rows of identical trees define order and symmetry around a central focus, and it is surrounded by distinct areas for quiet reflection for the families and all Ottawa residents.
The park features six unique sections that reflect the life of each individual who lost their life that day. At the centre of the park, a shaded area features an inscribed monolith that honours the victims, the other passengers on the bus, the residents who witnessed the event, and the first-responders who provided assistance on scene.
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