Construction Update

Last year a significant amount of work was accomplished and we are now in the final stages of construction on the O-Train Confederation Line, including final station details, testing, and certification of the escalators and elevators in the stations.

Despite the onset of winter, construction and testing and commissioning activities continue across the alignment.


West Stations

Finishing work is underway at Tunney’s Pasture Station, Bayview Station and Pimisi Station and includes lighting installation, electrical outlet work, and station clean-up. Testing of the station systems within the western stations is also ongoing.

Central Stations 

Lyon Station
Finishing works, including installation of decorative lighting, applying fire resistant coatings, and final touch-ups are underway. At street level, crews are installing trims along the glass. Crews are also injecting grout at the HVAC on the north west corner of Lyon and Queen Street.

Parliament Station
Ceiling structure installations continue.  Finishing works and final touch-ups, including door installations and painting are underway.

Rideau Station 
Signage and lighting installation is ongoing. Crews are also painting, tiling, and caulking throughout the station. At the entrances, crews are installing lanterns and doing caulking work.


uOttawa Station
Steel installation for new glass, steel railings, and panel installations are underway. Final landscaping features are also being implemented.

East Stations 

Stations along the eastern alignment, including Lees, Hurdman, Tremblay, St-Laurent, Cyrville and Blair Station, are undergoing final touch-ups including glass installation and site cleaning; testing and commissioning along the eastern alignment continues.


Guideway and Testing 

End-to-end testing of trains is currently underway. Testing of the station systems is also underway at all stations along the alignment.

Upcoming Construction Activities

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

§  Installation of public art at Tremblay Station
§  Advanced testing and commissioning of systems in the west
§  Interior touch-ups at the stations
§  Increased vehicle testing