Architectural works such as tiling, glass and utility cabinet installations are the focus this week on the Confederation Line. At the most western station, Tunney’s Pasture, construction of the new bus operator building progresses. Landscaping is underway at uOttawa Station and public art is being installed at St-Laurent Station.
Tunney’s Pasture Station
Tall glass panels are being installed. In the bus loop, the new bus operator building is under construction.
Composite panels are being insatalled on the north and south roof. Crews are also scheduled to work on tiling in the elevator cabs, light fixtures and the installation of tall glass panels.
Crews are installing glass and utility cabinets. Landscaping is continuing and digital signband installations are underway.
The platform progresses with ceiling panel installations and work on the elevators. The concourse is also coming along with glazing, light fixture installations and column tiling in preparation for upcoming speaker installations.
The rough-in installations for the HVAC system progress, utility cabinets are installed, and concrete works are ongoing. Additionally, work is performed on the escalators to make them operational.
Hydrovacing will occur intermittently during day time hours over the summer months to clean surface areas and underground lines in the tunnel.
Parliament Station west entrance
The installation of wood ceiling panels occurs at the grade level entrance. At the concourse level, stair tiling, hand railings and ceiling electrical conduit are installed. Next week, the vestibule doors will be installed.
Parliament Station east entrance
This week, work to install the suspended ceiling frame at the concourse level wraps up as does stair tiling. Elsewhere, at street level, crews install the gutter and fascia.
Fan installations, mechanical and electrical rough-ins, and preparatory works for floor tiling occur. Moreover, escalators are commissioned, elevators are installed and masonry is completed at the north platform.
Hydrovacing from Rideau Street will occur intermittently during daytime hours over the summer months to clean surface areas and underground lines in the tunnel.
Rideau Station west entrance
Mechanical and electrical works are ongoing, ceilings are installed, and the stair enclosure is constructed. In addition, tiling occurs at the concourse level.
Rideau Station east entrance
The elevator room progresses with the installation of elevator control units, while mechanical and electrical works are ongoing throughout the entrance. Railings, ceilings, tiling and elevator installations occur at the landings.
Works related to fare gates, utility cabinets and occupancy signage are underway. Station lighting is being finalized, and glazing panel caulking is underway. Crews are also installing landscaping pavers.
Glass panel installation is underway, including some panels with public art components. Elevator shroud installation is scheduled to continue. Utility cabinet mechanical installations are also ongoing.
The wood ceiling installation progresses, while other work focuses on the stair railings, concrete finishes and the remaining glass installations.
There is ongoing work on the utility cabinets. South elevator cladding is scheduled. The bus shelters are also anticipated for installation. Progress is made on the occupancy signage.
The lower-level pedestrian access between St. Laurent Shopping Centre and OC Transpo’s St-Laurent Station has now permanently re-opened to transit users and the general public.Tactile wayfinding indicator strips and occupancy signage are being finalized throughout the station. Elevators are being adjusted. Public art mural panels are also being installed.
Fare gate installations are ongoing. Mechanical and electrical finishes in the roof remain including lighting. Crews will also be completing the digital signband and other signage at the waiting areas.
Utility cabinets and end-of-platform doors are being finished. Blair Station is the most complete station, and was presented in a tour for the media on July 13.
Guideway and Trackwork
Testing and commissioning (T&C) activitieshave begun in the western segment, meaning that the Overhead Catenary System (OCS) is electrified as regular train testing takes place. In the near future, T&C activities will progress to include the tunnel segment. Over in the east, regular train testing including CBTC maturity tests continue. Assembly of LRV34 progresses.
Upcoming Construction Activities
In the coming weeks, the following construction activities are scheduled to occur:
- Select Rideau work-zones to be removed or reduced in phases throughout the summer.
- Digital signband, light-band, fare-gate and entrance lantern installations at stations in the west
- Completion of stairs at the S-MUP (multi-use pathway) at uOttawa Station.
- Skylight glazing installation at Tunney’s Pasture Station.
- Public art installation at Rideau Station.