We will have weekly updates for you as the City’s Light Rail project continues. See below for details and stay tuned weekly for further information. Information and photos are courtesy of the City of Ottawa.
Downtown, crews are busy forming the platform and track slabs at Rideau Station, while at Parliament Station, the west TVS excavation advances. The wood ceiling installation is underway at Blair Station, more stations will follow with this architectural finish in the coming weeks. There is also significant progress seen at the Western Stations. At Pimisi Station, crews are looking to put the remaining porcelain panels in by the end of the month. And at Bayview, crews are ready to begin the platform edge angle installation and waterproofing.
Tunney’s Pasture Station
Crews are putting in the conduits for the south and north digital signband. The passenger information display system (PIDS) will be set up. The north-roof wood ceiling framing is near completion. The mullions for the glass are being delivered.
Crews are ready to begin the platform edge angle installation and waterproofing. They’re also working to complete finishes in the lower ancillary building. The inter-track barrier art work has been installed.
Crews are looking to have all porcelain panels in place by the end of March. The panels are currently being installed at the east-side canted wall. Meanwhile the composite metal panels (CMP) for the north canopy are 50% complete. The fascia and soffit work was also completed on the eastern side of the station.
Architectural work ramps up with artwork painting, glazing installations, and bike rail fabrication. Other ongoing works include: ceiling grid installations, topping slab pours, elevator works, and various mechanical and electrical installations throughout the station.
East concourse is the focus this week, masonry is stripped and the HVAC continues to be installed and commissioned. Elsewhere, construction of the stairways advances, escalators are installed, the communications room continues to be setup, and the first stage of rough-ins advances.
Parliament Station east TVS
Construction at the east TVS includes formwork installation for next week’s concrete pour.
Crews continue working on the station’s platform as well as pouring track slabs and constructing the stairs. Installation of overhead conduits and mechanical and electrical rough-ins advance. In addition, the final layer of shotcrete in the east transition wraps up.
Rideau Station west entrance
The arch progresses with formwork, concrete pours and stripping. Next week, the installation of mechanical pipes will begin. The west TVS advances with shotcrete removal and waterproofing. The first phase of rebar and formwork begins at the end of the week.
Rideau Station east entrance
Mechanical and electrical installations are ongoing throughout station landings and utility rooms. Elevator divider beams continue to be installed, intumescent painting progresses at ground level, and roof arch forming for the adit takes place.
Additional waterproofing and backfilling will occur next month.
Formwork and rebar for the entrance stairs is underway. The snow-melt mesh and heat tracing are being installed. The south roof composite metal panel (CMP) installation is continuing, as well as glazing. Porcelain panels are scheduled for installation on the west side of the station along Nicholas Street.
The composite metal panel (CMP) installation is ongoing on the main roof and the snowmelt mesh is being installed. All elevators at the station are expected to be completed shortly. The installation of porcelain panels in the canted wall is coming soon.
Porcelain panel installations are continuing. The composite metal panel (CMP) work is also ongoing. Crews are working on the edge-of-platform lighting, camera installation, and passenger information display system installation.
Current activity focuses on the handrail posts and windscreen post bases; the layout and install of glazing and hardware; and the concrete topping slab at the fare gate area. Work on the platform signage and light fixtures is also underway.
Glazing installation is ongoing and will be finished by the end of March. Porcelain panels on the concourse will be installed shortly, and platform edge lighting and digital signband deliveries are taking place. Testing and commissioning of the tunnel ventilation system fans is underway.
The current work focuses on the upper concourse curbs; ceiling framing, architectural finishes, glazing and works for the digital signband.
The wood ceiling installation has begun. Crews are also at work on the edge-of-platform light band and digital signband. Testing and commissioning of mechanical and electrical equipment is ongoing.