Construction Update

This week on the Confederation Line, at Parliament Station work focuses on masonry wall installation, rough-in installation, HVAC installation and commissioning at the east concourse. At Rideau Station, the west connection arch begins to take shape with rebar installation and forming. In the west, at Bayview Station installation of composite metal panels (CMP) at the east roof continues.

Under-ceiling architectural finishes continue at Tunneys Pasture Station - Travail de finition architecturale sous le plafond à la station Tunney's Pasture

West Stations

Tunney’s Pasture Station 
The bus loop progresses with the bus operator, maintenance and supervisor buildings taking shape. Under-ceiling architectural finishes are continuing. Interior finishes and the mechanical and electrical work are ongoing at the station.

Bayview Station 
Installation of composite metal panels at the east roof continues, and crews are also completing the ceiling framing. In addition, plaza formwork is ongoing. Mechanical and electrical works continue.

Pimisi Station
Crews are working on ceiling framing on the platform, heat tracing installation, and pulling wires for communications. On the eastern side of Pimisi, the installation of fascia and soffit is ongoing.

Architectural works are ongoing at Parliament Station - Les travaux architecturaux se poursuivent à la station Parlement

Central Stations

Lyon Station 
The busy schedule of architectural works at this station includes: installation of permanent lighting and bike rails, tile installation at the east and west entrance stairways and concourse perimeters, art work painting, and work on the elevators.. Communications equipment continues to be installed and the installation of the TVS axial fan.

Parliament Station 
At the platform level, the mechanical team has begun to work on the station’s  north and southplatforms. At the concourse level, masonry wall installation, rough-in installation, and HVAC installation and commissioning all take place at the east concourse. Hydrovacing will occur during day time hours over the coming weeks to clean surface areas and underground lines in the tunnel in preparation for testing and commissioning.

Parliament Station west entrance
Rebar installation for the stairways takes place this week. This will permit crews to begin the various concrete pours and formwork stripping in the upcoming weeks. Hoe-ramming for the west TVS has begun.

Parliament Station east TVS
Waterproofing the entire shaft is occurring this week and rebar is delivered for the first concrete pour. Rebar will be installed next week, as well as formwork, and the concrete pour will occur in two weeks.

Stair formation occurs at Rideau Station - La construction des escaliers à la station Rideau est en cours

Rideau Station 
Platform pours are being completed. Crews are also working on the curbs for the masonry walls. The mechanical and electrical rough-ins continue.

Rideau Station west entrance
Stair construction is the focus this week at Rideau Station west entrance. Elsewhere, the arch begins to take shape with rebar installation and forming. Concrete pours will occur in the coming weeks.

Rideau Station east entrance
This week, elevator installation advances with the commencement of divider beam installation. Rebar for the adit roof arch is installed, intumescent painting for grade level structural steel concludes, and tiling, electrical and mechanical works are all ongoing.

East Portal
Soil backfilling will occur in the spring.

uOttawa Station
Progress continues on the wood ceiling framing, and the accessibility ramp and stairs. Crews at uOttawa Station are also preparing for upcoming porcelain panel and glass panel installations along Nicholas Street.

Windscreen post installation at Lees Station - Pose des poteaux des murs pare-vent à la station Lees

East Stations

Lees Station
The elevator installations continue, the glazing hardware installation is ongoing, and the composite metal panels (CMP) installation is ongoing. A platform toppings concrete pour is scheduled for the coming weeks.

Hurdman Station
Porcelain panels are being installed and composite panel work is progressing on the south side of station. PA equipment and cameras are being put up. The supports for the public art are to be installed.

Tremblay Station
Current activity focuses on the handrail posts and windscreen post bases; the layout and install of glazing and hardware; and the concrete topping slab at the fare gate area. Work on the platform signage and light fixtures is also underway.

Progress of construction at Tremblay Station - Avancement de la construction de la station Tremblay

St-Laurent Station
Crews are putting in porcelain panels at the platform level and scaffolding at the stairs in the plenum area. Installation of the lantern structure for the north side is also underway.

Cyrville Station
The current work focuses on ceiling framing, architectural finishes, glazing and preparations for the digital signband.

Blair Station
Testing and commissioning of mechanical and electrical equipment is ongoing. In addition, installation of the digital signband, and finishing the stainless steel elevator architectural panels occurs.

Track slab installation and preparation for rail east of Rideau Station - Travaux préparatifs à l'installation de l'assiette des rails à l'est de la station Rideau

Guideway and Trackwork

In the tunnel, crews will continue to advance the eastbound and west bound track slabs at Rideau Station. Tunnel lighting installation is progressing. Overhead Cantenary System (OCS) hanger installation in the East Portal-Rideau area is underway.

Track installation between Lyon Station and West Portal - L'installation de rails entre la station Lyon et le portail ouest

Upcoming Construction Activities

In the coming weeks, the following construction activities are scheduled to occur:

  • Wood ceiling installations at the eastern stations.
  • Installation of digital signband and entrance lanterns at the eastern stations.
  • Installation of porcelain panels and glass panels at uOttawa Station.
  • Installation of stray current monitors at various locations.
  • Pour of the arch at Rideau East entrance connection approximately end of March.
  • Construction of the Parliament Station mid entrance head house.
  • Parliament Station west TVS breakthrough.
  • Glazing work at Pimisi Station and Bayview Station.
  • Construction of the Rideau Station East entrance head house walls.
  • Escalator installation at Rideau Station west entrance.
  • Shoring and soft ground mining removal for the Rideau west tunnel vent shaft (TVS) roof slab.