Construction Update

Première installation de structure en acier à la station Bayview, mai 2017
Première installation de structure en acier à la station Bayview, mai 2017

Construction activities will continue on the O-Train Confederation Line over the holidays. As you make your way around the Nation’s Capital, please remember that the guideway and stations remain active construction areas that are off limits to the public.

Our regular weekly updates will resume in the New Year; stay on-track with us and follow the progress of this incredible project that will transform Ottawa. Here is a look back at some of the construction that took place in 2017.

  • Tunnel excavation was complete in February.
  • Vehicle testing occurred from Blair to uOttawa Station and will continue to extend west, reaching the entire alignment in 2018.
  • All 10 traction power sub-stations have been installed along the guideway, from Tunney’s Pasture to Blair stations and two at the MSF.
  • Approximately 20 of 25 kilometres of track have been installed along the guideway and 1 out of 5 kilometres of tunnel track.
  •  All 6.4 km of track is installed at the MSF.
  • 17 LRVs have completed assembly and 7 more are in various stages of production.
  • All 335 Overhead Catenary System poles were installed along the guideway.
  • By the end of the project, there will be 84,181 m3 of poured concrete in the tunnel, that’s enough to fill about 34 Olympic sized swimming pools.
  • The waterproofing inside the tunnel, once complete, will cover 104,397 square metres. That’s equal to more than 17 CFL football fields.

The following photos showcase station construction in 2017.

[caption id="attachment_15690" align="aligncenter" width="246"]First structural steel installation at Bayview Station, May 2017 First structural steel installation at Bayview Station, May 2017[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_15689" align="aligncenter" width="369"]Escalator delivery at Pimisi Station, October 2017 Escalator delivery at Pimisi Station, October 2017[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_15692" align="aligncenter" width="438"]Mining the final section of the tunnel, January 2017 Mining the final section of the tunnel, January 2017[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_15694" align="aligncenter" width="438"]Concrete pours at Lyon Station west entrance, April 2017 Concrete pours at Lyon Station west entrance, April 2017[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_15693" align="aligncenter" width="328"]Track installation at uOttawa Station, August 2017 Track installation at uOttawa Station, August 2017[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_15695" align="aligncenter" width="328"]Elevator tower structural steel installation at Lees Station, March 2017 Elevator tower structural steel installation at Lees Station, March 2017[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_15691" align="aligncenter" width="328"]LRV testing on both the east and west tracks at Cyrville Station, September 2017 LRV testing on both the east and west tracks at Cyrville Station, September 2017[/caption]

From all of us on the project, we would like to wish you a warm and safe holiday season.