Construction Update

March is certainly off to a snowy start but warmer weather is hopefully on its way soon. Testing and commissioning activities remain the primary focus for the Confederation Line while smaller scale finishing works at various stations continue. If you have questions about the project, reach out to the team at [email protected]

Blair Station platform - train testing

Activities Across the Alignment Construction Update

Stations across the alignment are at various stages of inspection and occupancy permitting.  Pimisi Station has received its permit and Bayview Station is being inspected as a step toward permitting.  Similarly, Lyon and uOttawa Stations are ready for final building inspections which precede occupancy permits.  Rideau and Parliament Stations are both undergoing final touch-ups including electrical work, painting and lighting installations.

In the east, Lees, Hurdman, Tremblay, Cyrville and Blair Stations are ready for final inspections before their occupancy permits are issued.  At St-Laurent Station, final touch-ups underway include caulking and the installation of elevator cladding.

Bayview Station - entrance ticket vending machines

Train Testing

Testing and commissioning activities remain a primary focus. Trains in both single and coupled configurations can be seen running along the alignment while station systems testing activities continue. Next train announcement systems are being tested in the stations and can be heard by pedestrians walking by.  These announcements will alert future passengers that a train is approaching and to stand clear of the yellow line seen along the edge of the platform.   Electric Rail Operators (EROs) are continuing their training.

Rideau Station - train testing

This Week’s Ready for Rail Theme: How Often Will It Come?

During the morning and afternoon rush hours, the train will arrive every 5 minutes or less. Off-peak, service will be frequent all day and every 15 minutes after midnight.

O-Train service on the Confederation Line will run 7 days a week from early morning until late at night.

Operating Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday, 5 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Friday 5 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Saturday 6 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Sundays & Holidays 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

When the train is not running, select Rapid bus routes will be extended through downtown from the east, west and south, like the late-night service now provided by various Transitway Routes.

Upcoming Activities

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

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