Confederation Line end-to-end testing will become a more frequent occurrence in the coming weeks with trains reaching slightly higher speeds than they have to-date. Architectural works advance at the western stations, including glazing panel installations, tiling, paving, landscaping and wood ceiling installation. At the downtown stations, components such as utility cabinets, escalators and elevators are being installed. Commissioning of systems is underway all along the alignment.
Tunney’s Pasture Station
Current work includes final finishes to service rooms, ceiling work, landscaping and door installations. Bus shelters are expected to be installed soon. Additional work on the maintenance building is also expected.
Handrail installations and the back-lit entrance lantern will be completed soon. Crews are scheduled to install remaining of wayfinding signage at Bayview Station. Some remaining work, such as sandblasting, will be happening on the platforms.
Crews work toward completing landscaping, including bollard installations. Meanwhile, wood ceiling installations continue. The installation of fare gates and ticket machines will be completed in the coming weeks. The elevator shroud is also being installed.
Signage and ceiling panels continue to be erected at both station entrances. Final doors, frames, hardware and electrical door systems are installed. The fire alarm system has been fully installed and handrail installations are finished at the west entrance.
Architectural works are ongoing at the concourse and include painting, the installation of handrails, floor tiles, elevator glass panels and signage. The digital signband and Passenger Information Display System (PIDS) are installed.
Parliament Station – west entrance
This week, aluminum panels are installed at the grade level entrance. Handrails and doors are expected to be put in. Ceiling installations and wall tiling occur throughout the entrance.
Parliament Station – east entrance
Ceilings panel installations continue while floor and wall tiling takes place. Aluminium panels are installed at the grade level entrance.
Installation of the ceiling grid and finishing tiles is ongoing. Utility cabinets are installed at the platform.
Rideau Station – west entrance
Final work on the escalator occurs, while aluminum cladding is installed for both the stairs and escalator.
Rideau Station – east entrance
Mechanical, electrical and ductwork installations are ongoing. Lighting, escalators, floor and ceiling tiles are also being worked on. Framing for the public art wall is scheduled to happen in the coming weeks.
Crews are completing access panels and glass installations at the ticket machine areas, along with installation of remaining wayfinding signage. Work on the elevator shroud and installation of snow breakers in the east roof occur. Tactile wayfinding strips on the eastbound platform are also scheduled this week.
Wood ceiling installation is ongoing, while the back-lit entrance lantern installation wraps up. Elevator commissioning continues.
Crews will be installing the remaining wayfinding signage in addition to the wood wall bordering the stairs. Finalization of the public art installation is anticipated. There are also concrete works scheduled for the bus loop.
A small number of miscellaneous works remain such as elevator commissioning, and signage installation.
This week, crews are scheduled to install all remaining wayfinding signage.
Remaining works at this station include inspection and commissioning of the elevators.
Bus loop work will continue for several more weeks. Construction team demobilization and final clean-up are anticipated in another several weeks.
Guideway and Testing
Trains are tested at increased speeds and frequencies along the entire alignment. In the east, trains are 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