Construction Update

This week in the tunnel, escalator installations and assembly progresses at the Parliament West Entrance, while at Rideau Station, the west ventilation shaft progresses with rebar, formwork and concrete pours. At uOttawa Station, crews are working on platform lighting and are preparing to

Ongoing trackwork at Tunney’s Pasture Station 2018-03-29

West Stations

Tunney’s Pasture Station 
Crews continue to work on the composite metal panels (CMP). Crews will be installing windscreen glass at the station and working on the three buildings that make up the bus loop.

Bayview Station 
Current activities focus on CMP installation at the south roof. Crews are also preparing the east and west platforms for concrete pours later this months and completing the concrete formwork and rebar for the west plaza stairs.

Pimisi Station
This week, crews are putting in edge plates on the west-bound platform. Porcelain panels are being installed at the stairways, and at the entrance canopy, there is work taking place to complete the roof. The infrastructure for the cameras and PA systems is going in.

Construction advances at Lyon Station 2018-04-09

Central Stations

Lyon Station 
Construction advances with the delivery of the west TVS axial fans and fan installation. Wiring for the communications systems progresses and so does station tiling. Conduit and intertrack barriers are installed and crews continue to work on the elevators.

Parliament Station 
Installation of elevators continues this week and includes platform-level glass installations. Work on the stairs, rough-in installations and the commissioning of the east concourse HVAC is all ongoing. Hydrovacing will occur intermittently during day time hours over the coming weeks to clean surface areas and underground lines in the tunnel.

Parliament Station west entrance
Intumescent painting is ongoing and electrical and drainage systems installations are underway. Meanwhile, escalator installation and assembly progresses. The west TVS continues to take shape with raft slab rebar and concrete pours and the commencement of rebar installation for the first wall section.

Parliament Station east TVS
Formwork installation is ongoing and the second concrete pour occurs at the end of this week. Crews will then strip the formwork and raise the access platform to begin installing formwork in preparation for the third concrete pour.

Escalator installation at Parliament Station 2018-04-09

Rideau Station 
The station continues to take shape with stair construction between the platform and concourse levels and elevator steel installation. Conduit, plumbing and ventilation installations occur throughout the station, and crews work to finish the floor topping in the elevator machine room.
Over the coming weeks hydrovacing will occur intermittently during day time hours from street surface, to clean out underground lines in the tunnel.

Rideau Station west entrance
Escalator delivery and installation continues this week, followed by commissioning in the coming weeks. The West TVS progresses with rebar and formwork related to the first of five concrete pours.

Rideau Station east entrance
Intumescent painting of the entry beams and grade level structural steel is the focus at the east entrance. Other works include formwork and concrete pours for the adit roof arch and ongoing mechanical and electrical works.

East Portal
Waterproofing will begin shortly in preparation for the backfill of excavated areas..

uOttawa Station
Crews are working on the housing for the edge platform lighting and are preparing to do the concrete pour for the entrance stairs with connection to the S-MUP (multi-use pathway). Crews are also at work on the elevator glazing, the composite panels, and the porcelain panels.

Ongoing construction at Blair Station 2018-04-06

East Stations

Lees Station
CMP installations on the main roof are ongoing. Crews are also working on the concrete pours for the westbound topping slab and completing mechanical and electrical finishes in advance of wood ceiling work.

Hurdman Station
The installation of the PA system and cameras has started. The CMP work for the south side is complete and the CMP work for north side begins. Crews are also working on the tall glass at the north side.

Tremblay Station
Current activities focus on the digital signband and the platform edge lighting; composite metal panels; and elevator glass. Cameras and speakers are also going up throughout the station.

St-Laurent Station
Digital signband installation is underway. Porcelain panel installations are ongoing. The work on the mullions for the glass walls is mostly complete. The electrical work at the BRT level is substantially completed. The entrance lantern structure has been completed.

Cyrville Station
Crews have completed the curbs on the upper concourse. Work on the digital signband continues. Landscaping work is scheduled to resume in the coming weeks, including pouring concrete foundations for the bike racks.

Blair Station
The handrails are being completed at the station, while wood ceiling installation continues. There is ongoing work on the edge-of-platform light band and digital signband.

OCS installations at Parliament Station crossover tracks 2018-04-09

Guideway and Trackwork

Crews will work on electrification of the western alignment and the tunnel. OLRT-C has successfully moved a train through the tunnel from the East Portal in order to begin train-testing in the west along Segment 1. Currently in the tunnel, the east bound track slab has been completed and the west bound track slab continues to progress.

Upcoming Construction Activities

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

  • Wood ceiling installations at eastern stations.
  • Digital signband, light-band and entrance lanterns will be installed at the eastern stations.
  • Completion of stairs at the S-MUP (multi-use pathway) at uOttawa Station.
  • Windscreen glass installation at Tunney’s Pasture Station.
  • Rideau Station elevator installation.
  • Completion of trackwork throughout entire alignment.