Construction Update

The western stations advance with architectural works and landscaping while the  downtown stations progress with ongoing architectural works such as the installation of utility cabinets and fare vending machines.  At the eastern stations, tactile wayfinding strips and wood ceilings are installed, with crews preparing for the demobilization and cleanup of the Blair Station work site.

West Stations

Tunney’s Pasture Station
The remaining occupancy signage is scheduled to be installed along with the utility cabinets and all remaining tactile wayfinding strips. Elevator work continues as finishing touches on the bus supervisor building get underway.  Landscaping around the station is ongoing.

Bayview Station
This week, the installation of stairway handrails will get underway.  Fitting of the entrance lantern and elevator shrouds nears completion while other works around the station progress.  Landscaping work moves on to inputting pavers, plants, concrete benches and light standards, while installation of the wood ceiling progresses.

Pimisi Station
Crews are completing architectural finishes, including glazing . Work on elevators and escalators continues  as landscaping advances, including the installation of light standards.

Central Stations

Lyon Station
Ceiling installations are the focus this week at Lyon Station; concourse ceiling panels will be put in while the entrances will see the fitting of  wood ceiling panels. In the coming weeks, lighting installations are expected to reach completion with work on elevators and utility cabinets continuing.

Parliament Station
Crews continue to work on the concourse fare vending machine wall.  Final painting, tiling and rough-ins for the HVAC system are anticipated to wrap up this week. Additionally, the installation of hand railings, ceiling panels, and signage occur throughout the station.

Parliament Station – west entrance
The station’s grade-level entrance flooring and façade are undergoing further refinements.. On the concourse level, painting, tiling and the installation of signage, doors and ceilings continues.

Parliament Station – east entrance
Wood ceiling panel installations are underway at the grade-level entrance. Prepping is underway on the concourse level for tiling, wayfinding signage and door installation.

Rideau Station
Fare vending machine rough-ins and the public art wall are prepped. Crews continue work on the elevators and ceiling panels, as they finalizethe escalators for TSSA sign off. At the platform level, stair glazing gets underway with light installation starting.

Regular hydrovac activities to clean surface areas and underground lines has concluded. During the month of September, hydrovacing will be required on an infrequent basis around Rideau Street and the East Portal.

Rideau Station – west entrance
Architectural finishes that are ongoing include the installation of doors, hand and bike railings, and floor tiling. Lighting is scheduled for installation next week.

Rideau Station – east entrance
At street level, installations such as glazing panels, utility cabinets, and lighting take place. At the stairways, floor tiling and hand rail installations progress. Other activities include the installation of the fire alarm and public address (PA) systems.

uOttawa Station
Crews are completing tactile wayfinding strips on the platforms and public concourse areas. Following completion of the wood ceiling installations, various mechanical and electrical finished are scheduled.  The stairs at the S-MUP (multi-use pathway) from the pedestrian underpass were opened.


East Stations

Lees Station
Elevators are undergoing final commissioning. The remaining tactile wayfinding strips are being installed on the concourse. Wood ceiling work will be ongoing through the first few weeks of September.

Hurdman Station
Wood ceiling finishes and the remaining mechanical and electrical works are continuing. The last of tactile wayfinding strips are being installed, along with final activities for completion of the bus loop.

Tremblay Station:
Crews are winding up testing and commissioning activities.

St-Laurent Station
Current works focus on the inter-track barrier, the TSSA inspections for the escalators and elevators, and construction of emergency exit stairs.

Cyrville Station
The completion of remaining miscellaneous works is scheduled, including final works at the elevator and entrance lantern.

Blair Station
Demobilization and final cleanup is anticipated after commissioning activities conclude.



Guideway and Testing

Train testing is ongoing in the west, tunnel, and east segments of the western alignment. Frequency and speed of LRV testing has increased in the east with trains  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:

  • Digital signband, light-band, fare gates and entrance lantern installation in the western stations.
  • Integrated entrance completion at Lyon, Parliament, and Rideau Stations.
  • Fare gate and fare vending machine installations at Rideau Station.
  • Public art installation at Hurdman Station.
  • Construction site demobilization at eastern stations.