Construction Update

Architectural works such as tiling, glass and utility cabinet installations are the focus this week on the Confederation Line. In the western segment, crews are installing tall glass panels at both Tunney’s Pasture and Bayview Stations. At Pimisi Station, landscaping around the lower concourse entrances and multi-use pathway (MUP) areas is continuing. Landscaping is underway at uOttawa Station and public art is being installed at St-Laurent and Lees Stations.

Wood ceiling installation occurs at Pimisi Station 2018-07-17

West Stations

Tunney’s Pasture Station 
The tall glass panels are being installed. Entrance lantern and fare gate installations are anticipated.

Bayview Station 
Composite panels are going in 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.

Pimisi Station
Crews are installing glass and utility cabinets. Wood ceilings are being finalized. Grading and compaction continues on the north and south sides of the lower concourse entrance and MUP areas.

Stair hand rail posts are installed at Lyon Station 2018-07-11

Central Stations

Lyon Station 
The platform progresses with ceiling panel installations and work on the elevators. The concourse is also coming along with the installation of glazing, light fixtures, the fire alarm system, and utility cabinets. Stair handrail posts are being installed.

Parliament Station 
Concrete works, utility cabinet installations and elevator energization takes place this week. Additionally, platform ceiling girds continue to be installed.
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 and floor tiles at the grade level entrance. At the concourse, stair tiles, vestibule doors and frames, as well as the ceiling are installed. Next week, escalator cladding will begin to be installed.

Parliament Station east entrance
Architectural works are ongoing and include wall and floor tiling at the stairs in preparation for hand railing installations next week. Tiling also takes place at the concourse stair and escalator walls. Mechanical, electrical and plumbing installations are ongoing throughout the station.

Lighting is finalized at uOttawa Station 2018-07-17

Rideau Station 
Installation of the public art wall is ongoing this week. At the concourse level, floor tiling continues, as do bike rail installations.  Work also progresses to complete the fans. Down at the platform, painting, ceiling insulation, and work on the digital signband advance.
Hydrovacing will occur intermittently from Rideau Street during day time 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 being installed, and the stair enclosure is also being constructed. In addition, tiling occurs at the concourse level.

Rideau Station east entrance 
Ongoing activities include elevator installations and escalator commissioning. Additionally, the landings progress with floor tiling, as well as ceiling and railing installations. Electrical and mechanical works are ongoing.

uOttawa Station
Works related to lighting finishes, utility cabinets and occupancy signage are underway. Crews are also installing the landscape pavers. Metal benches and other furnishings are to be installed next month.

Work progresses on the entrance lantern at Lees Station 2018-07-17

East Stations

Lees Station
Installation of full height glazing panels are underway, while  windscreen glazing is also being finalized. Glazing panels with public art components are also installed throughout the station. Utility cabinet mechanical installations are ongoing. Landscaping works are scheduled.

Hurdman Station
Crews will also be finishing the composite panels on the concourse. Wood ceilings and the remainder of glass panel installations will be completed shortly. Metal benches including light fixtures are scheduled to be installed.

Tremblay Station
Installation of the fare vending machines and completion of the entrance lantern are anticipated. The station elevators are being finalized. Bus shelters and benches will be installed in the coming weeks.

Fare vending machines are installed at Tremblay Station 2018-07-17

St-Laurent Station
Occupancy signage and tactile wayfinding indicator strips are being finalized. Public art wall mural panel installations are ongoing.
The lower-level pedestrian corridor providing access from St. Laurent Shopping Centre to OC Transpo’s bus station has re-opened to the public.

Cyrville Station
Crews are working on installation of doors and hardware. Fare vending machines and transit information panels are being prepared.

Blair Station
Utility cabinets and platform doors are being finished. Fare gate glazing panels are scheduled for installation.

LRV testing at Cyrville Station 2018-07-11

Guideway and Trackwork

In the western segment, the Overhead Catenary System (OCS) is electrified as regular train testing takes place. In the near future, testing and commissioning (T&C) activities will progress to include the tunnel segment. In the east, regular train testing including communications-based train control (CBTC) maturity tests continue. ​Assembly of LRV34 progresses.

LRV testing at Blair Station 2018-07-13

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 gates and entrance lantern installations in western stations.
  • 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 uOttawa Station.