Architectural works are ongoing throughout the western and central stations on the Confederation Line. These activities include the installation of station signage, tiles, handrails and landscaping. Construction in the east is nearing finishing stages as crews work on remaining miscellaneous works, testing and commissioning.
Tunney’s Pasture Station
Current works include the installation of signage, completion of utility cabinets, mechanical and tiling work in the service rooms. Crews are completing landscaping while work e progresses on n the bus loop.
Completion of the doors and hardware for service rooms, glazing at the fare gates, and handrail installations are underway. Remaining signage is to be installed. Elevator shroud installation is ongoing.
This week’s work includes completing the wood ceilings and working on the elevator shroud. Landscaping works continue including light pole installations. Tactile wayfinding strips are going in at the concourse and platform areas.
At the west entrance, station signage and handrails are installed. Painting, the installation of drywall, utility cabinets, and glazing are continuing on the concourse. Escalator cladding installations continue.
At the concourse, painting, elevator glazing and wayfinding signage is installed. At the platform, the ceiling grid, handrails, digital signband and wall panels are installed
Parliament Station – west entrance
The grade level entrance progresses with work on the floors, installation of ceiling panels and handrails. On the concourse, wall tiles are installed and signage is hung.
Parliament Station – east entrance
Ceiling panel installations occur at the grade level entrance andfloor tiling is scheduled to begin next week. Wall and floor tiling are already underway on the concourse.
Fare gates and ticket machines are installed at the concourse level. Elevator installations and escalator commissioning are ongoing. On the platform, installation of digital signband covers, ceiling panels and lighting progresses.
During the month of September, hydrovacing will be required intermittently at street level on Rideau Street and the East Portal.
Rideau Station – west entrance
Both the security and fire alarm systems are scheduled for installation this week. Stair handrail installations are also underway.
Rideau Station – east entrance
Throughout the various station entrance landings, handrail installations conclude. The installation of utility cabinets, ceiling panels, floor tiles, and the public address (PA) system are ongoing. Elevator machine and glazing panel installations continue.
Crews work on completing doors, hardware, the entrance lantern and windscreen panels at the fare gates. Finishing works underway include the placement of concrete pavers and wooden benches while landscaping work continues.
Final installation of tactile wayfinding strips on the concourse is underway as crews continue installing ticket machines. Elevator cladding installation continues with landscaping at the main entrance ongoing.
Crews work on completing the wood wall at the stairs. Public art installation is anticipated in the coming weeks and concrete works are scheduled for the bus loop.
Landscaping on the north side of the station is underway as crews complete a few remaining miscellaneous works.
Remaining elevator works are underway.
Remaining works at this station include installation of lanterns.
Work at the bus loop will continue for several more weeks. Construction team demobilization and final clean-up are approaching.
Guideway and Testing
Trains are tested at increased speeds and frequencies along the entire alignment. In the east, trains are now moving in automatic train operation (ATO) mode between Blair and uOttawa Stations. Additionally, coupled trains are undergoing testing in the east. Train assembly continues.
Upcoming Construction Activities
In the coming weeks, the following construction activities are scheduled to occur:
- Reinstatement of East Portal construction site including the southern section of Waller Street
- Integrated entrance completion at Lyon, Parliament, and Rideau Stations
- Installation of public art at Tremblay and Hurdman Stations
- Architectural finishes and landscaping works at the western stations