Construction Update

We’re already halfway through February and construction on the Confederation Line stays focused on finishing works across the alignment.  In case you missed last week’s update, the O-Train Construction project team is taking the opportunity during this construction transition to refresh the weekly update newsletter. We know many of you have come to expect construction updates since work began on the Confederation Line; you’ll still be able to access archived newsletters right here on the project site, but you can also look forward to some new content.  We’ll keep you informed of ongoing finishing works at LRT stations while also sharing new Ready for Rail themes, progress photos and project announcements.  As always, if you have any questions, please send them to us via the project email at [email protected].

Activities Across the Alignment – Construction Update

Caulking, painting, installation of lighting, elevator commissioning, electrical work, tiling, and painting activities continue in the stations, while train testing and commissioning activities are ongoing.

Train Testing

O-Train Electric Rail Operators (EROs) continue training along the alignment.  The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system used to monitor and control the train, is tested and monitored by Electric Rail Controllers (ERCs) from the Transit Operations Control Centre (TOCC). Power systems including the Overhead Catenary system (OCS) undergoes ongoing testing activities.

This Week’s Ready for Rail Theme: My Station

Connecting to the O-Train Confederation Line will be easy. With more than 100 different bus routes connecting directly to one or more of the new 13 light rail stations – and with integrated pedestrian and cycling networks across the line – you will have lots of options when it comes to getting to the nearest station to catch your train. The O-Train Confederation Line will be easily accessed from communities across the city, whether connecting from a bus route or the O-Train Trillium Line, by bike or on foot from nearby multi-use pathways or sidewalks, by a mobility device, or by car or taxi.

Upcoming Construction Activities

The following construction activities are planned for the coming weeks:

  • Ongoing vehicle testing
  • Elevator and escalator certifications
  • Safety Auditor sign-off
  • Installation of public art at Tremblay Station is anticipated for mid-March