Construction Update

At Tunney’s Pasture, crews focus on platform level works, the bus operator building, and composite metal panel (CMP) installations. At the central stations, architectural finishes are the focus but work on stations’ elevators and escalators advances as well. Finally, at the eastern stations, wood ceilings, wall panels, and light fixtures are being installed.

Work on the platform level topping slabs continues at Tunney’s Pasture Station2018-05-15

West Stations

Tunney’s Pasture Station 
Eastbound and westbound platform topping slabs are ongoing. Other activities include finishes in the service rooms within the station. At the bus loop, crews will continue to work on the foundation walls for the bus operator building.

Bayview Station 
Crews continue to work on the topping slab on the eastbound platform; the topping on the westbound platform has been completed. Current works also focus on elevator glazing and the east plaza and east stairs formwork.The installations of CMP on the north and south roof are also continuing.

Pimisi Station
Installation of CMP in the lower concourse are expected to conclude in the coming weeks. Elevator glazing work is scheduled. The public art eel structure was installed this week.

Progress of construction at Parliament Station west TVS 2018-05-14

Central Stations

Lyon Station 
Progress at Lyon Station is ongoing and includes electrical installations such as the fire alarm system, communication devices, and public lighting. Ceiling panels and the grade level entrance wood ceiling framing progress, and crews continue to work on the elevators.

Parliament Station 
Preparatory works for intumescent painting, pouring of the curbs for the elevators, and door hardware installations are among the works scheduled to take place. The south ceiling framing is underway, as is the concourse tiling and platform-level HVAC and electrical works including the insulation and the rough-ins.
Hydrovacing will occur intermittently during daytime hours over the coming weeks to clean surface areas and underground lines in the tunnel.

Parliament Station west TVS
The second concrete pour takes place and crews prepare for the upcoming third wall section pour with waterproofing and rebar installation.

Parliament Station east TVS
Plumbing and hydrovacing occur at the east TVS.

Elevator shaft construction between platform and concourse levels at Rideau Station 2018-05-15

Rideau Station 
Elevators are the focus at Rideau Station with concrete curb construction, and structural steel painting. Masonry and the upper deck is installed for the west concourse HVAC room, and stair construction advances.
Hydrovacing will occur intermittently during daytime hours over the coming weeks to clean surface areas and underground lines in the tunnel.

Rideau Station west entrance
Crews have begun the escalator and stair enclosures. Other activities focus on escalator commissioning, concrete works, and ongoing mechanical and electrical installations. At the west TVS, forming, rebar, and concrete pours occur for the fifth of seven pours. Waterproofing and backfilling will follow in the coming weeks.

Rideau Station east entrance 
Elevator shaft and head house intumescent painting progresses this week. Other ongoing works include electrical, mechanical, ceiling, and tile landing installations.

East Portal 
Backfilling of the cut and cover section of the tunnel continues this week.

uOttawa Station
​Windscreen glass panels are installed along the Nicholas Avenue side of the station. The elevator shroud installation is underway. Preliminary work for fare-gate installations are ongoing.

Bus shack at Blair Station 2018-05-03

East Stations

Lees Station
Wood ceiling framing continues. Crews are also doing the layout and preparatory works for the concourse level floor topping, and for canopy roof glazing installation. Structural steel painting is almost completed. The heat trace installation is ongoing at the east exit stairs..

Hurdman Station
The composite panel installation is expected to wrap up in a few weeks. Installation of full-height glazing is ongoing. Crews will also be continuing mechanical and electrical fixtures installations at the platform level followed by the lower concourse level.

Tremblay Station
Wood ceiling installations will be continuing. Stair handrails and glazing will be ongoing until the end of May. Fare-gate installation is expected to be complete later this month.


Ongoing construction and final finishes at St. Laurent Station 2018-04-27

St-Laurent Station
Porcelain wall panels are undergoing final finishes. Elevator glazing installation is ongoing. Electrical crews are working on fare-gates and fare-gate lights.

Cyrville Station
The elevator lighting is being finalized. General station light fixture installations are ongoing. Other scheduled work is focused on entrance lanterns, and windscreens for fare-gate locations.

Blair Station
The wood ceiling work is being finalized. Platform doors are also almost completed. Landscaping is ongoing and public art will be installed in the coming weeks.

LRV testing at St. Laurent Station 2018-05-17

Guideway and Trackwork

Regular train-testing occurs between Blair and uOttawa Stations and OLRTC is looking ahead to the extension of regular train-testing in the west in the near future. Permanent OCS power will extend to the western section of the alignment in the coming weeks. Assembly of LRV34 continues.

LRV testing at Blair Station 2018-05-17

Upcoming Construction Activities

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

  • Opening of entrance plaza stairs along the multi-use pathway at uOttawa Station.
  • Addition of bike lanes on the Booth Street Bridge.
  • Windscreen glass installation at Tunney’s Pasture Station.
  • Skylight glazing installation at Tunney’s Pasture Station.
  • Rideau Station west TVS grate installation.
  • Parliament Station west TVS grate installation.
  • Substantial completion of Rideau Station west entrance escalator.