Construction Update

In the western segment, the full height glass installation continues at Bayview, Pimisi and Tunney’s Pasture stations while remaining elevator and escalator works are underway. More public art has arrived on site, including at Tunney’s Pasture and uOttawa Stations. Architectural works are ramping up at downtown stations, with signage, tile and ceiling panel installations.

Entrance lantern installation is underway at Pimisi Station

West Stations

Tunney’s Pasture Station 
The staircase glazing and handrails are being finalized. Light fixtures at the elevator shroud will be going in. The coloured glass panels have been installed in the station ceiling. Wood ceiling installation at the main roof area will be starting.

Bayview Station 
The remaining composite metal panels (CMP) continue to be installed. De-icing cables in the roof will be installed. The installation of the wood ceiling is ongoing and work to complete the escalator cladding is also anticipated.

Pimisi Station
The station continues to be busy with installation of full height glazing including the south wall. Crews are also putting in the utility cabinets and the remaining occupancy signage. Wood ceilings are being finalized. Stair handrail installations are scheduled. Landscaping works continue on the north and south sides of the lower concourse entrance and multi-use pathway (MUP) areas.

Bike rails and ceiling grids are installed at Rideau Station

Central Stations

Lyon Station 
This week, work on the fare gates and utility cabinets progresses. The fire, communication, and security systems are installed and tested as well. Glazing between the concourse and platform stairs is installed, as are the grade-level wood ceilings and the concourse ceiling panels.

Parliament Station 
At the platform, tile, utility cabinet equipment, and ceiling grid installations take place. At the concourse, painting and HVAC rough-ins continue. Next week, the remaining elevator glazing will 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
Ceiling installations progress all throughout the west entrance. At the grade-level, the structural steel fascia cladding is fabricated and next week the cladding for the escalators will be installed.

Parliament Station east entrance
Architectural works are ongoing and include stair and wall tiling as well as ceiling panel installations. Next week, light fixtures will be installed.

Signage installation at uOttawa Station

Rideau Station 
Crews are busy with various ceiling installations throughout the station. In addition, floor toppings are poured, elevators are installed, and escalators are commissioned. Next week at the west concourse, bike rail installations will take place.
Hydrovacing from Rideau Street will occur intermittently during day time hours over the summer months to clean surface areas and underground lines in the tunnel.

Rideau Station west entrance
Floor tiling at concourse entry takes place and so does scaffolding removal near the escalators. Next week, stair and escalator enclosure construction occurs as well as bike rail installations. The west tunnel vent shaft (TVS) work zone has been removed and the area has been reinstated until utility and final streetscaping work occurs early in 2019.

Rideau Station east entrance 
Elevator and control unit installations, and escalator commissioning continue this week. Exterior glass and siding panel installations wrap-up. At the stair landings and concourse, floor tiling takes place.

uOttawa Station
Significant progress is seen in the lower entrance lobby with the fare gates, floor grill, and occupancy signage all installed. Public art along the pedestrian underpass corridor is installed, and bike shelters are expected to go in shortly. Throughout the station, lighting finishes, utility cabinet work, and occupancy signage installations are continuing. Installation of architectural wood ceilings is anticipated to begin in the coming weeks.

Glazing and signage installation progresses at Lees Station

East Stations

Lees Station
Crews continue to work on the entrance plaza, including the back-lit entrance lantern. Installation of glazing along the canted wall is underway. Utility cabinet mechanical installations are ongoing. Crews are also completing signage in the station and at the entrances to the MUP.

Hurdman Station
Architectural wood ceilings are in their final stages of installation. Tactile wayfinding strips along the concourse and public art installations are anticipated to begin in the next two weeks.

Tremblay Station
Station elevators are being finalized, and transit information panels are going up. Fare gates and the back-lit entrance lantern are installed.

Transit information panels are put in at Tremblay Station

St-Laurent Station
The utility cabinets are being completed. Meanwhile occupancy signage and tactile wayfinding indicator strips are also being finalized. Final elevator commissioning continues.

Cyrville Station
In the coming weeks, completion of glass panel, lighting, and signage for the entrance lantern is anticipated. Crews are also working on the installation of doors and other hardware.

Blair Station
Work at the utility cabinets and platform doors is ongoing, while final modifications to elevators are completed.

LRVs undergo testing at Bayview Station

Guideway and Testing

Two LRVs are being used in testing in the western segment. In the near future, testing activities will progress to include the tunnel segment. Over in the east, regular train testing including communications-based train control (CBTC) maturity tests continue. ​Assembly of LRV34 progresses.

LRV testing continues at Lees Station

Upcoming Construction Activities

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

  • Select downtown station work-zones to be removed or reduced in phases throughout the summer.
  • Digital signband, light-band, fare gates and entrance lanterns installation in the western stations.
  • Completion of stairs at the S-MUP at uOttawa Station.
  • Integrated entrance completion at Lyon, Parliament, and Rideau Stations.