This week on the Confederation Line, at Parliament Station progress continues to be visible, especially at the east concourse as masonry advances with forming and pouring. In the west, at Bayview Station, crews will be working on the platform edge angles on the eastbound and westbound platforms. Across the eastern stations porcelain panel and composite panel installations are underway.
Tunney’s Pasture Station
Mechanical and electrical rough-ins continue for the roof and ceiling. The snow melting cables for the westbound platform will be installed. The north-roof wood ceiling framing is near completion. The three buildings in the bus loop progress.
Crews will be working on the platform edge angles on the eastbound and westbound platforms. They’re also working to complete finishes in the lower ancillary building
The crews continue to install the composite metal panels (CMP) for the north canopy. There is continued progress in the lower-concourse technical rooms.
The TVS axial fans continue to be installed, various tiling and painting activities progress, and the bike railings continue to be installed. Additionally, mechanical and electrical works are ongoing; permanent lighting, communications systems installations and conduit for PA and CCTV devices.
Station progress continues to be visible, especially at the east concourse as masonry advances with forming and pouring. Construction progresses on the stairways with concrete stripping, and mechanical ductwork and escalators continue to be delivered and installed.
Parliament Station west entrance
The escalator slope slab has been poured in preparation for escalator installation and stair construction continues to progress.
Parliament Station west TVS
Rock support for the upcoming breakthrough advances.
Installation of overhead conduits and mechanical and electrical rough-ins progress. Work continues on the westbound trackwork and at the platform level. The final layer of shotcrete in the east transition concludes this week.
Rideau Station west entrance
The arch formwork is stripped and mechanical piping is installed. Crews work on the concourse-level slab infill and lower escalator pit. The remaining construction for the stairways will pick up again next week. The west TVS advances with rebar and concrete formwork.
Rideau Station east entrance
The installation of elevator divider beams wraps up this week. Adit forming continues for the roof arch in preparation for next week’s concrete pour. Throughout the station, electrical and mechanical works are ongoing and intumescent painting occurs at grade level.
Additional waterproofing and soil backfilling will occur next month.
Crews are currently working on composite metal and porcelain panel installation. Concrete formwork and rebar for the entrance stairs are underway. The mesh and heat tracing are being installed.
Crews will be working on mechanical and electrical finishes before the wood ceiling can begin. They will also be putting porcelain panels on the stairways. The snowmelt cables on the westbound platform will be installed.
Porcelain panel installations continue. The composite metal panel (CMP) work is also ongoing. Crews are working on the edge-of-platform lighting, CCTV camera installation, and passenger information display system installation.
Current activity focuses on the handrail posts and windscreen post bases; the layout and install of glazing and hardware; and the concrete topping slab in the fare gate area. Work on the platform signage and light fixtures is also underway.
Porcelain panel installations in the concourse will be done shortly, and platform edge lighting and digital signband deliveries take place. Fare gates are scheduled to be installed.
The current work focuses on the upper concourse curbs; ceiling framing, architectural finishes, glazing and works for the digital signband.
Blair Station The wood ceiling installation has begun. Crews are also at work on the edge-of-platform light band and digital signband. Testing and commissioning of mechanical and electrical equipment is ongoing.
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) installation in the East Portal to Rideau Station area is underway.
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.
- 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.