Construction Update

This week on the Confederation Line, architectural work such as wood ceiling and glazing panel installations continue in the west. The focus on the downtown stations is installing systems such as the fire alarm devices and intrusion access control devices. In the east, final works are underway to start Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) certifications of escalators and elevators. Final installation of utility cabinets, signage, entrance lanterns, and benches begins. .

Landscaping advances at Pimisi Station 2018-08-21

West Stations

Tunney’s Pasture Station 
Light fixtures at the elevator will be installed.  Landscaping work around the station is ongoing. The remaining tactile wayfinding strips are being installed. The pre-fabricated bus operator building is being built off-site and will be delivered in the coming weeks.

Bayview Station 
Full height glazing advances. Work on the shroud for the south elevator is anticipated. Crews are also completing the wood ceilings. Final adjustments on elevators and escalators are underway.

Pimisi Station
Wood ceiling installations and the elevator glazing are advancing. The entrance lantern is expected to be fully installed shortly.  Landscaping on the path and grounds leading to the station entrance continues.

Ceiling panel installations are ongoing throughout Lyon Station 2018-08-21

Central Stations

Lyon Station 
Installation of light fixtures, hand rails and the fire alarm system wraps up this week. Ongoing works include utility cabinet, ceiling panel, and the grade level wood ceiling installations. Work on the elevators progresses.

Parliament Station 
Wayfinding signs and tiles continue to be installed throughout the station. Fitting of ceiling panels, doors, glazing and preparations for the fare vending machines continues.
Hydrovacing will occur intermittently during the day over the summer to clean surface areas and underground lines in the tunnel.

Parliament Station – west entrance
The utility cabinets have been delivered and will be installed shortly. Throughout the station, wall tiling, painting, and door installations are ongoing. The ceilings advance with grid and panel installations.

Parliament Station – east entrance
The station’s façade has been measured for aluminum panels. Inside the station, electrical work and wall tiling at the concourse stairways progresses. Panel installations for the ceilings are underway.

Ceiling grid installation takes place at Parliament Station west entrance 2018-08-21

Rideau Station 
This week, elevator installations are ongoing, while the platforms have ceiling grids and stair glazing input. Crews prepare to install the concourse fare vending machines, and utility cabinets.

Intertrack barriers and platform lighting  are scheduled for next week. Hydrovacing will occur intermittently during the day over the summer to clean surface areas and underground lines in the tunnel.

Rideau Station – west entrance
System installations including fire and security components are the focus this week at the west entrance. Next week, lighting installations will begin.

Rideau Station – east entrance 
At grade , glazing panel installations continues, and floor tiling begins. Next week installation of the Public Address (PA) system and lighting begins. Other activities include installation of fire alarm system components and aluminum cladding at the stairways.

uOttawa Station
Crews will be working on completing wood ceiling installations along with necessary mechanical and electrical finishes.  Work is scheduled forthe back-lit entrance lantern, west-side elevator shroud, and remaining glass panels. Bike shelters are expected to be installed in the coming weeks.

Benches are installed at Hurdman Station 2018-08-16

East Stations

Lees Station
This week, remaining tactile wayfinding strips are being installed on the concourse and final commissioning of elevators is anticipated. Work on the wood ceiling is expected to continue through the first few weeks of September.

Hurdman Station
Remaining work along the bus loop is scheduled over the next few weeks. Wood ceiling finishes are well underway and the final tactile wayfinding strips are going in.

Tremblay Station
Final installations are ongoing throughout the station, while systems testing and commissioning activities continue.

Architectural finishes progress at St. Laurent Station 2018-08-13

St-Laurent Station
Remaining commissioning activities for elevators and escalators are underway, along with other systems testing.

Cyrville Station
Miscellaneous finishing works are scheduled, including access and glass panels at fare vending machines. Finishing work for elevators and escalators are also anticipated.

Blair Station
Finishing work on elevators and escalators is anticipated this week. Remaining commissioning activities are underway as crews prepare to demobilize the construction site by next month.

Testing continues throughout the western portion of the alignment August 2018

Guideway and Testing

Communications-Based Train Control (CTBC) testing is now being performed in the tunnel. Over in the east, the frequency and speed of Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) testing has increased and trains are now moving in Automatic Train Operation (ATO) mode between Blair and uOttawa Stations. Trains are now crossing between the east and westbound tracks. While coupled trains are being tested in the east, assembly of LRV34 progresses.

Upcoming Construction Activities

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

  • Installation of digital sign-bands, light-bands, fare gates and entrance lanterns in the western stations.
  • Opening of stairs at the Multi-Use Pathway (S-MUP)at uOttawa Station.
  • Integrated entrance completion at Lyon, Parliament, and Rideau Stations.
  • Fare gate and fare vending machine installations at Rideau Station
  • Demobilization of eastern station construction zones.