February is coming to a close and it’s been another busy month of testing and commissioning activities. Our rail controllers saw an exciting milestone this week: the monitoring and control system for train operations, known as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), has been activated from the Transit Operations Control Centre (TOCC). Keep reading for more on what’s happening across the alignment and this week’s Ready for Rail theme. Questions about the Confederation Line? Feel free to contact us via email at [email protected].
Activities Across the Alignment – Construction Update
Various architectural touch-up activities continue across the Confederation Line alignment. Testing and commissioning activities remain the primary focus. In the west, stations continue with installation of siding, sprinkler systems, panels, signage, lighting, and elevator cladding.
The underground stations are in a similar state with continuing touch-ups such as bulkhead cladding, ceiling, lighting, signage, card readers, tiling and electrical works. In the east, similar finishing works are underway.
Testing and commissioning activities across the alignment continue, including Tunnel Ventilation Systems (TVS) tests, train testing, and stations systems testing. O-Train Electric Rail Operators (EROs) continue their training this week.
This Week’s Ready for Rail Theme: Where Will It Go?
The O-Train Confederation Line’s 12.5 kilometre alignment connects 13 stations from Tunney’s Pasture Station in the west to Blair Station in the east. It features four underground stations – Lyon, Parliament and Rideau in the downtown core, and St-Laurent in the east. O-Train stations have been designed to make these connections easy, comfortable and efficient. The east-west running Confederation Line will connect with the north-south running Trillium Line at Bayview Station, allowing for quick transfers between trains. Integrated bus loops at major transfer stations, including Tunney’s Pasture, Hurdman, and Blair, will make it easy for customers to connect to the Confederation Line from buses serving their communities.