Construction Update

This week on the Confederation Line, at Parliament Station west entrance, work focuses on stairways with concrete pours and stripping occurring throughout the week. In the east, at uOttawa Station, crews gear up for upcoming porcelain panel installations along Nicholas Street. In the west, at Bayview Station crews are working on the composite metal panels (CMP) at the east roof, and once complete, the CMP for the south roof will begin.

Ongoing platform construction at Bayview Station

West Stations

Tunney’s Pasture Station 
Crews are working on the north roof framing this week. Other activities include platform waterproofing; plumbing works; and electrical rough-ins. Installation of the digital signband conduits continues.

Bayview Station 
Crews are working on the composite metal panels (CMP) at the east roof, and once complete, the CMP for the south roof will begin. Finishing in the upper ancillary building are continuing. Crews are also preparing the platform for the edge angle.

Pimisi Station
Crews are working on the roof gutters for the entrance canopy and the porcelain panels at the platform level. Mechanical and electrical wiring continues

Architectural works occurring at Lyon Station

Central Stations

Lyon Station 
This week, the TVS axial fan and elevator installations continue, along with ongoing mechanical and electrical installations, including permanent lighting and communications systems. Other various architectural works occurring around the station involve interior and public art painting, tiling and bike rail installations at the stairways.

Parliament Station 
At the platform level, the mechanical team continues to work on the station’s west platform. At the concourse level, masonry, rough-ins, and the HVAC continue to be installed at the east concourse. Escalator and stair construction progresses, and stairways are being measured for bike rails.
Hydrovacing is now occurring during day time hours over the coming weeks to clean surface areas and underground lines in the tunnel.

Parliament Station west entrance
Stairways are the current focus at the west entrance. Concrete pours and stripping continue throughout this week and into next, with formwork for the bike rail curbs commencing next week as well. Hoe-ramming for the west TVS breakthrough advances.

Parliament Station east TVS
Shaft waterproofing has occurred and rebar is now being installed. Next week, crews will install formwork in preparation for an upcoming concrete pour.

Grade level construction at Rideau Station east entrance

Rideau Station 
Construction at Rideau Station includes ongoing platform and track slab concrete pours, and the continued installation of mechanical and electrical rough-ins. Crews are also working on the curbs for the masonry walls and spraying the final layer of shotcrete in the east transition.

Rideau Station west entrance
As stairway construction advances, the upper section of the west entrance is the current focus this week. The arch connection between the station and entrance progresses as well with rebar installation and formwork in preparation for an upcoming concrete pour. The west TVS advances with shotcrete removal, and shoring and soft ground mining for the roof slab.

Rideau Station east entrance
Architectural works ramp up at the station and include: street level structural steel intumescent painting, interior painting, and ongoing mechanical and electrical work throughout the entire station. In addition, the elevator divider beam installation occurs and the adit roof arch progresses with rebar installation and formwork.

East Portal
Additional backfilling will occur in the spring.

uOttawa Station
The south roof composite metal panel (CMP) installation is continuing, while backfilling is taking place around the access ramp and stairs. Crews at uOttawa Station are also gearing up for upcoming porcelain panel and glass panel installations along Nicholas Street.

Architectural works including digital signband installation at Cyrville Station

East Stations

Lees Station
Elevator installations continue, the glazing hardware installation is ongoing, and the composite metal panel (CMP) installation is ongoing. The mullions for the glass will be coming soon.

Hurdman Station
Porcelain panels are continuing. The composite metal panel (CMP) work is also continuing. Crews are working on the edge-of-platform lighting, camera installation, and Passenger Information Display System installation.

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.

Glass installation at Blair Station

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 ongoing. Testing and commissioning of the tunnel ventilation system fans is underway.

Cyrville Station
The current work focuses on the upper concourse curbs; ceiling framing, architectural finishes, glazing and works for the digital signband.

Blair Station
Glass at the stairways is being installed. Testing and commissioning of mechanical and electrical equipment is ongoing. In addition, installation of the digital signband continues.

Track slab between Rideau Station and East Portal

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.

OCS installations at Bayview Station

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.
  • 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.
  • Glazing installation at Lyon Station east entrance grade level