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2020 Year-end Review

January 2021

The Stage 2 LRT team has made progress in 2020 building the O-Train East, West and South extensions that will add 44 km of new rail and 24 new stations to the Ottawa’s light-rail network.

O-Train South Extension

Significant progress was made in 2020 for the O-Train South Extension, one of three major extensions to Ottawa’s Stage 2 LRT system. Since the provincial government mandated the continuation of essential transit infrastructure projects during the COVID-19 pandemic, crews have continued to forge ahead with the construction of this complex project, maintaining its priority on safety, collaboration and innovation.

The O-Train South Extension will add 16 kms of new track to the current portion of the O-Train Line 2, which runs from Bayview Station to Greenboro Station. Work includes adding passing tracks at South Keys and double tracks south of Leitrim to Limebank Road. Four kilometres of new track with two elevated guideways will provide a new link to the Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. The project is scheduled for completion in 2022.
 

Construction progress in 2020 by the numbers

  • Approximately 23 active construction work zones are in effect.
  • 6.3 km of original track has been removed and 1.5 km of new track has been laid.
  • 55 caissons have been drilled; only 9 caissons are remaining for completion.
  • 12 new rail bridges are under construction including 2 that have been completed.
  • 5 rail bridge decks have been poured.
  • 81 utilities have been relocated.
  • The first new Stadler FLIRT train carshells have been manufactured.
  • Construction on 4 new stations has commenced.
  • Upgrades on 3 existing stations is ongoing.

 

Key Milestones: Construction of new & upgraded stations

The existing portion of Line 2 will see two new stations added: Corso Italia and Walkley. The platforms of the current five stations at Bayview, Carling, Mooney’s Bay, Dows Lake and Greenboro will be extended to accommodate longer, larger capacity trains. The new South extension of Line 2 will add four new stations at Leitrim, Bowesville and Limebank as well as at South Keys which will serve as the transfer station to the Airport. The four-kilometre link to the airport will add two new stations at the Airport Terminal and at Uplands, adjacent to the EY Centre. Three new pedestrian bridges will also be built to improve connectivity at Bayview Station, over the Rideau River at Carleton University and at Hunt Club Road. 

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Pictured above: Airport elevated guideway progress, November 2020.


Construction of the Walkley Yard MSF – the new home for the trains

The new Walkley Yard Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF) is a key feature in the Stage 2 South Extension. Trains will be cleaned, inspected, maintained, stored and operated from the yard. This includes the existing six Alstom Coradia Lint Trains that will be fully refurbished, along with seven new Stadler FLIRT trains.

Construction of the new Walkley Yard is well underway. After only breaking ground last year, the 200-tonne exterior shell is nearly complete and track installation has begun. The new Walkley Yard will be a 4,700 m2 LEED certified facility that will consist of two train maintenance bays, a two track train inspection facility, a train wash facility, 1800m of ballasted track, and 500 metres of interior track within the facility.

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Pictured above: Walkley MSF November 2020.

Contributing to our community

The construction of the O-Train South Extension is a critical part of the post-COVID economic recovery for the National Capital Region. Here’s how the construction of the O-Train South Extension is making a difference this year:   

  • The creation of 562 project jobs as of October 2020 with approximately 80% of these workers based in Ottawa, and it is expected to peak at 800 project jobs in 2021
  • TransitNEXT awarded over 342 orders to 152 local suppliers, representing a local spend of over $82 million
  • Building the LRT link to the Airport will help rebuild the tourism industry in the National Capital Region as a gateway to Ontario and Canada
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Pictured above: Aerial view of the future Corso Italia Station.
 

O-Train East Extension

The O-Train East extension will see LRT continue from Blair Road to Trim Road, adding 12.5 kilometres of rail and 5 new stations to the O-Train network at Montreal Road, Jeanne d’Arc, Orleans Boulevard, Place d’Orleans, and Trim Road. The east extension will travel predominantly within the median of OR 174.

One of the critical objectives in 2020 was the relocation of infrastructure including various utilites such as sewers, hydro lines, watermains, natural gas and telecommunications infrastructure in the Highway 174 corridor at Green's Creek, Jeanne d-Arc, Orleans  and Champlain Street to set the stage for the future track and station construction in the median.

Significant ramp modifications occurred at the Jeanne d’Arc Interchange where vehicle access to Highway 174 has been changed. The existing westbound on-ramps were removed and the southbound and northbound lanes of Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard now have signalized right turns. This will help reduce speeds and increase safety for all road users and create greater connectivity for all modes of transportation.

Further to the critical utility relocation work and road preparation work between Trim Road and Jeanne D’Arc, travellers along the 174 will have witnessed significant and intensive construction activity between Blair Station and Montreal Road. In order to connect trains from the existing transit alignment on the north side of the highway into the median itself, a new dedicated rail bridge is being constructed 800m east of the Highway 174 and Blair Road interchange and the existing bus transit bridge, south of Trillium Park. Crews have been hard at work constructing the pier caps that will hold the future Blair Station to 174 median rail bridge. From there, trains will travel east to the final stop at Trim Road where the Stage 2 team has been renovating the existing OC Transpo Park and Ride facility and building a future Highway 174 eastbound, north and south ramp required to make space for the realignment of Trim Road and the construction of the future Trim Station.

Over the course of the year, eastbound 174 lanes had to be shifted south and two new bridges had to be built at the Highway 174 Montreal Road interchange to create enough space to allow work on the guideway and station construction to begin. In November, crews worked over five weeks and weekends to detour traffic from the existing highway bridges to the two new bridges with minimum closure time and impact to the travelling public. This work was critical to enable the demolition of the existing bridges over the course of the first weekend in December and the start of the deep foundation for Montreal Station in 2021.
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 Pictured above: New eastbound and westbound lanes on OR 174 at Montreal Road, November 2020.

 
Highway 174 Montreal Road Bridges Demolition

A tremendous amount of meticulous planning ensured that the demolition of the Montreal Road Bridges was a success. This was a significant project milestone for the Stage 2 team.

For 57 hours, beginning Friday night at 8 p.m., Montreal Road was completely closed beneath Highway 174 to vehicles, including OC Transpo buses, pedestrians, and cyclists. Crews, operating various pieces of large construction equipment fitted with hydraulic hammers, buckets, forks and shears worked around the clock to demolish 1,456 cubic metres of concrete and 160 metric tonnes of steel.

Every detail was considered including the provision of a shuttle service to ensure that pedestrians and cyclists could get to the other side of the bridges along Montreal Road, safely. As planned, Montreal Road was re-opened for traffic and pedestrians by 5 a.m. Monday morning. And, for some time after, concrete and steel debris resulting from the demolition was safely hauled away.
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 Pictured above: Montreal Road Bridges Demolition December 2020.

O-Train West Extension

Throughout 2020 nearby residents, pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and transit users have witnessed a great deal of construction activity in Ottawa’s west-end. Much of this work is related to the O-Train West extension project from Tunney’s Pasture Station to Baseline Road and Moodie Drive. The west extension will add 15 km of rail and 11 new or converted rapid transit stations to the City’s LRT network.
 

Tunnel Construction

The west extension includes two cut and cover tunnels that will be constructed from the top down: the 3-kilometre Parkway tunnel will travel between Dominion Station and Lincoln Fields Station travelling underneath the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway and Byron Linear Park, and the 270-metre Connaught tunnel that will link Lincoln Fields Station with Queensview Station by travelling underneath Connaught Avenue.

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Pictured above: Locations of the future Stage 2 West Extension tunnels.
 
Before cut and cover tunnel construction can begin traffic needs to be shifted, and underground utilities must be relocated. Of critical importance in 2020, work was completed to shift the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway north between Dominion Avenue and Cleary Avenue to allow for construction to safely occur on the south side.

At Rochester Field, work is underway to install temporary equipment that will produce concrete used to stabilize the excavation and form the tunnel walls. In the fall, an onsite facility was built that will process and dry the excavated material from the tunnel in slurry pits. This dry material can then be hauled away.
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Pictured above: Slurry Pits in Rochester Field.

Excavation of the Parkway tunnel is well underway: approximately 30,000 cubic metres or 10% of the total quantity has been excavated, 60% of the pile drilling has been completed and 15,000 metres of piles have been drilled along Byron Avenue.
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Pictured above: Support of Excavation work in Byron Linear Park.

At Connaught, Queensview and Pinecrest important utility work has been ongoing and nearing completion in preparation of Support of Excavation work, which will begin this winter.

 
Lincoln Fields Flyover Bridge

One of the most interesting and unique structures in Connaught Park, and indeed across the entire west extension, is the Lincoln Fields Flyover Bridge. This bridge carries the eastbound and westbound track alignment from Lincoln Fields Station to the Connaught Tunnel. It crosses over the southbound alignment to Baseline Station, the existing transitway, Pinecrest Creek, and a multi use pathway (MUP).

The Lincoln Fields Flyover Bridge is a raised structure, at an approximate height of 8 metres, and a clearance underneath of 5 metres. It is comprised of spans carrying two directions of track with a width of approximately 8.2 metres. This year a total of 5 spans were installed, including 13 girders, 50 tons in total, each 38 metres long.
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Pictured above: Lincoln Fields Flyover Bridge August 2020.

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Pictured above: Lincoln Fields Flyover Bridge December 2020.

Other notable works completed in the west include: a critical road detour opened to the public at Iris Station that permits multiple phasing of additional activities including the realignment of a culvert under Iris Street to accommodate future construction of the station and LRT guideway; opening of a new bus loop at Baseline Station; and, building a temporary bus station at Lincoln Fields Station.
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O-Train South Extension Spring 2021 Update

 
 
 
 

Crews have been hard at work preparing for the peak 2021 construction season, expected to start late-spring. This year’s focus is on the continuation and completion of structures, guideway and elevated guideway work in the south, and the continuation and further ramp-up of stations and trackwork across the alignment.

 

Stage 2 LRT map

 

The O-train South Extension will run from Bayview to Limebank, with 12 kms of rail and 11 stations (6 new with renovation to 5 existing). The Airport Link will run from South Keys to a new station at the Airport, with 4 kms of rail and 2 stations. The extension will also see construction of key local pedestrian and cyclist network connections to encourage active transportation through the creation of multi-use pathways (MUPs), cycle-tracks and pedestrian bridges.

At the peak of the project, which is expected in early to mid-2021, there will be approximately 800 workers on-site each day dedicated to the Stage 2 O-Train South Extension Project.

Use the Stage 2 LRT Interactive Map to explore the O-Train South Extension further.

O-Train South Extension

Upgrades to Bayview Station

 

Crews continue to work on the station foundation and MUP.
Crews continue to work on the station foundation and MUP.

 

Upgrades to Bayview station started in 2020 with the demolition of the existing platform in preparation for construction of a new platform to accommodate longer trains with greater capacity. Construction is underway on the Trinity pedestrian bridge and this work is scheduled for completion this year. Upcoming work at Bayview station will include construction of a new MUP, foundations work for the east side platform and civil works.

Bayview Station
Platform Lengthening Yes
Number of New Entrances 1
New Elevators 2

New Corso Italia Station

 

The widening of the trench between Gladstone Avenue and Beech Street.
The widening of the trench between Gladstone Avenue and Beech Street.

 

In the early spring of 2020 crews began rock excavation on the north side of Gladstone Avenue where the future Corso Italia station will be constructed. This rock excavation was required to widen the guideway to allow for the addition of a second track. Rock excavation activities have now moved further north of Highway 417 and will be completed later this spring. With the guideway widening complete, construction will soon begin on the new Corso Italia station. Activities over the coming months will include utility relocation and platform foundation construction.

Corso Italia Station
Number of Entrances 2
Bus Connections Yes
Elevators 4
Bike Parking Spaces 20
Public Art Yes

This past fall, rock excavation started in the trench between Highway 417 and Beech Street. This work, which combines line drilling to weaken the rock followed by hoe ramming to break it apart, is required to widen the trench to allow for the addition of a second track. Work has been taking place during daytime hours and is scheduled to be complete this spring. Once this work has concluded utility relocations and other civil works will start.

Upgrades to Dow’s Lake Station

 

Demolition of the existing Dow’s Lake station is ongoing.
Demolition of the existing Dow’s Lake station is ongoing.

 

Last summer, crews began working at Dow’s Lake station. To date, the existing station platform has been demolished and rock excavation is complete to create the necessary space for construction of a new station platform, which will be approximately double its current length. Over the coming months, work at Dow’s Lake station will be focused on the shaft for the elevators and platform work.

Dow's Lake Station
Platform Lengthening Yes
New Elevators 2

Upgrades to Carleton Station

 

Work continues on the Carleton MUP abutment and wingwall construction.
Work continues on the Carleton MUP abutment and wingwall construction.

 

Work is underway on the MUP underpass, which has required the closure of the north MUP and all pathways to the underpass. The south MUP extension work is complete and has opened. MUP detours are in place, maintaining pedestrian and cyclist routes through the area. Crews will focus on the platform work, utility work and station work.

As part of the Stage 2 project, a new Rideau River Pedestrian Bridge is being constructed to connect Carleton University to the Rideau River Eastern Pathway in Vincent Massey Park, parallel to the existing rail bridge. Site preparations including vegetation removal began in 2020. The Rideau River Eastern Pathway remains open, however a section through the work site is being controlled by flaggers to complete site preparations. Before the prefabricated bridge can be installed, columns will be constructed. Once complete, crews will use a special technique to connect the prefabricated bridge to the columns in summer 2021.

Carleton Station
Platform Lengthening Yes
New Bus Connections Yes
Barrier-free access Yes
New Bike Parking 14

Upgrades to Mooney’s Bay Station

 

Crews continue rebar and concrete work for the Mooney’s Bay Station platform.
Crews continue rebar and concrete work for the Mooney’s Bay Station platform.

 

Civil and utility work for electrical services are currently planned. The old station platform has been demolished and work to construct a new platform is in progress. Platform foundation backfilling is ongoing for the new extended Mooney’s platform.

Mooney’s Bay Station
Platform Lengthening Yes
New Bus Connections Yes
Barrier-free access Yes

Ellwood Diamond Bridge

 

Rail bridge foundation and caisson work continues on the Ellwood Diamond Bridge.
Rail bridge foundation and caisson work continues on the Ellwood Diamond Bridge.

 

Construction has begun on the rail structure that will allow the O-Train Line to pass over the VIA rail tracks at the Ellwood Diamond. Crews are drilling caissons that form the sub-structure of the rail bridge and will move on to pouring columns and pier caps in preparation for the installation of precast girders, or deck panels. Sawmill creek bridge and rail bridge demolition is scheduled for the summer.

Dow’s Lake Tunnel

 

Preparations are underway for the mechanical works to begin on the Dow’s Lake Tunnel.
Preparations are underway for the mechanical works to begin on the Dow’s Lake Tunnel.

 

The 578-metre tunnel travels under Dow’s Lake and is a critical piece of infrastructure. Crews are working to rehabilitate the tunnel and address several historical challenges. To date, crews have completed the removal of existing rail to make way for the construction of the new LRT tracks. Joint repairs have also begun as part of improvement to the water infiltration management system. Over the remainder of the year, workers will continue with tunnel rehabilitation activities and the installation of new tracks.

New Walkley Station

 

Crews excavate for the future Walkley Station.
Crews excavate for the future Walkley Station.

 

Crews have begun preparation for construction at the new Walkley Station and are currently excavating in the station area and working on footing walls. Over the coming months, work will conclude on the construction of shoring and platform walls and crews will begin on the relocation of the watermain and the installation of duct banks in the platform area. Excavation for the station building and the plaza starts in spring.

Walkley Station
Number of Entrances 1
Bus Connections Yes
Elevators 2
Bike Parking Spaces 20

New Walkley Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF)

 

Exterior work is nearing completion on the main building including the roof installation, siding and glazing.
Exterior work is nearing completion on the main building including the roof installation, siding and glazing.

 

Construction of the new Walkley MSF is well underway with the building foundation work and exterior envelope complete. Slab-on-grade concrete pours are ongoing inside the building along with mechanical rough-in. Interior masonry wall rough-in is also underway. In the coming months, crews will start work on underground utilities in the MSF yard and work will commence on the train inspection building and train-wash building foundation.

Upgrades to Greenboro Station

 

Crews continue to construct the new platform at Greenboro Station.
Crews continue to construct the new platform at Greenboro Station.

 

Greenboro Station is an existing transfer station on the O-Train South Line. Crews have completed demolition and platform construction is underway at Greenboro Station before proceeding with excavation to create a footprint for a new, longer station platform. This year, crews will also continue prepping and laying track in this area. Across the South Line, track work between Walkley and Greenboro Stations is expected to be the first segment complete in Summer 2021.

Greenboro Station
Platform Lengthening Yes
Passenger Pick-up/Drop-off Yes

New South Keys Station

 

Foundation work is complete on the South Keys Station.
Foundation work is complete on the South Keys Station.

 

Concrete foundation work is now complete at the new South Keys Station. Forming and reinforcement for the walls that will support the platform continue and installation of engineered, lightweight fill is underway north of the station. In the coming months, crews will proceed with installing light weight fill and utilities south of the station.

South Keys Station
Number of Entrances 1
Bus Connections Yes
Elevators 2
Bike Parking Spaces 40
Public Art Yes

Hunt Club Rail Bridge and MUP

 

Crews continue to install caissons for the future Hunt Club rail-over-road bridge.
Crews continue to install caissons for the future Hunt Club rail-over-road bridge.

 

With area utilities relocated into underground duct banks, work has commenced on the Hunt Club rail bridge and MUP. The Hunt Club MUP will run along the rail bridge to connect South Keys Station via Sawmill Creek Pathway to pathways south of Hunt Club Road. Pedestrians and cyclists using this new link will be safely separated from rail lines by a 2.4 metre high cement barrier. Crews are completing caissons, the deep foundation that will support the bridge structure above. In the coming months crews will continue with construction of the structure, including columns, pier caps and installation of pre-cast girders to help form the bridge deck.

 

The design for the future Hunt Club MUP.
The design for the future Hunt Club MUP.

 

Lester Rail Bridge

 

Parapet wall and end diaphragm construction is complete.
Parapet wall and end diaphragm construction is complete.

 

Work has progressed well on the rail bridge over Lester Road. Over the coming months crews will be focused on waterproofing the bridge in preparation of track installation.

Leitrim Rail Bridge

 

Leitrim girder installation, complete in February 2021.
Leitrim girder installation, complete in February 2021.

 

 

Bridge deck construction is ongoing on the Leitrim Rail Bridge.
Bridge deck construction is ongoing on the Leitrim Rail Bridge.

 

The rail bridge over Leitrim Road is well underway with the construction of columns and pier caps and the installation of pre-cast bridge girders finished. Crews will spend the coming months completing bridge deck works.

New Leitrim Station

 

Excavation at the future Leitrim station continues.
Excavation at the future Leitrim station continues.

 

Construction of the new Leitrim station is underway with excavation, formwork, rebar and concrete placement. Over the remainder of 2021 crews will focus on the construction of the structure, platforms, parking area and bus loop.

Leitrim Station will be a bus transfer station with a Park and Ride facility. The station will be constructed on raised platforms with weather-protected ramps and connectivity to other transportation modes. The Park and Ride facility will initially offer 330 spaces but has been designed for future growth to no less than 925 spaces.

Leitrim Station
Number of Entrances 1
Bus Connections Yes
Passenger Pick-up/Drop-off Parking 4
Elevators 2
Bike Parking Spaces 20

Earl Armstrong Rail Bridge

 

Pier cap and column construction is ongoing on the Earl Armstrong Rail Bridge.
Pier cap and column construction is ongoing on the Earl Armstrong Rail Bridge.

 

The rail bridge over Earl Armstrong Road is well underway with the construction of columns and pier caps and the installation of pre-cast bridge girders finished. Crews will spend the coming months completing bridge deck work and embankments.

Bowesville Rail Bridge

 

Preparations are ongoing for ground improvements prior to ramp construction for the rail-over-road bridge.
Preparations are ongoing for ground improvements prior to ramp construction for the rail-over-road bridge.

 

The rail bridge over Bowesville Road is nearing completion with the construction of columns and pier caps and the installation of pre-cast bridge girders finished. Crews will focus the coming months on waterproofing, track installation and constructing embankments.

New Bowesville Station

 

Crews continue to work on the concrete for train approach slab.
Crews continue to work on the concrete for train approach slab.

 

Crews have mobilized on site and construction is underway. The focus will be placed on the completion of the foundation and retaining walls and the start of the station structure, concrete train approach slab and under-platform pedestrian tunnel in the coming months.

Bowesville Station will be a bus transfer station with an 800-space Park and Ride facility. Bowesville has been designed with grade separation between the plaza and platform, allowing for the circulation of passengers up to the platform via elevators. During the train’s non-operating hours, this station will continue to serve as a bus platform.

Bowesville Station
Number of Entrances 1
Bus Connections Yes
Passenger Pick-up/Drop-off Parking 6
Elevators 2
Bike Parking Spaces 40
Public Art Yes

Limebank Elevated Guideway

 

Limebank Elevated Guideway girder installation.
Limebank Elevated Guideway girder installation.

 

The rail bridge over Limebank Road is underway with the construction of columns and pier caps and the installation of pre-cast bridge girders is ongoing. Over the coming months crews will focus on completing bridge deck work.

New Limebank Station

 

Formwork, rebar and concrete installation works are ongoing for stairs to the station platform.
Formwork, rebar and concrete installation works are ongoing for stairs to the station platform.

 

Underground electrical work is proceeding. In the coming months, crews will be focused on installation of stairs of the platform and structural steel installation.

As a new terminal station, Limebank will offer direct access to the on-street bus facility to the north of the alignment.

Limebank Station
Number of Entrances 1
Bus Connections Yes
Passenger Pick-up/Drop-off Parking 6
Elevators 4
Washrooms Yes
Bike Parking Spaces 40

Airport Link

Uplands Station

 

Formwork, rebar and concrete works are underway for the future Uplands Station.
Formwork, rebar and concrete works are underway for the future Uplands Station.

 

Excavation at the future station is complete and underground electrical work is ongoing. Formwork, rebar and concrete works are underway. In the coming months, crews will begin to backfill around the station foundations and continue concrete works.

The new Uplands Station will be located adjacent to the EY Centre and designed for simultaneous entry and exit of passengers on both tracks to manage the anticipated capacity of EY Centre event patrons and future development north of the alignment.

Uplands Station
Number of Entrances 1
Bus Connections Yes
Elevators 4
Bike Parking Spaces 10

Airport Parkway Rail Bridge

 

Formwork, rebar and concrete installation works are ongoing for the wing walls.
Formwork, rebar and concrete installation works are ongoing for the wing walls.

 

The rail bridge over Airport Parkway is nearing completion with the bridge deck poured and abutment construction ongoing. Crews are getting ready for backfill and approach slab construction.

Airport Elevated Guideway

 

Formwork and rebar works continue in preparation for deck pours at the Airport Elevated guideway.
Formwork and rebar works continue in preparation for deck pours at the Airport Elevated guideway.

 

Girder installation on the new Airport Elevated Guideway was completed in early 2021. Crews are now focused on deck preparation and pouring the concrete deck, which is expected to be complete by late summer.

Airport Station

 

This image is an artistic representation of the Airport Station design. The final product may not be exactly as shown.
This image is an artistic representation of the Airport Station design. The final product may not be exactly as shown.

 

Construction of the stair shaft and stairs that will lead up to the future Airport station are complete and structural steel erection is also nearing completion. Mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) wall construction and electrical conduit work will commence in the coming weeks. Looking ahead, crews will continue to work on the MSE wall and electrical conduit work.

Located at the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, this new, elevated Terminal Station will be connected to the airport departure roadway structure and the Airport Passenger Terminal Building.

Airport Station
Number of Entrances 1
Bus Connections Yes
Connected to airport departure level Yes

Community Impacts

Residents can expect the following planned mobility impacts during construction. All mobility impacts will be communicated to residents prior to construction starting.

Location Timeline Traffic & Mobility Impacts
Leitrim Road Rail Bridge Winter – Summer 2021 Underdeck work and associated activities will require temporary, day-time lane closures during off-peak hours which will affect vehicular traffic.
Earl Armstrong Road Rail Bridge Winter – Summer 2021 Underdeck work and associated activities will require temporary, day-time lane closures during off-peak hours which will affect vehicular traffic.
Limebank Road Rail Bridge Spring – Summer 2021 One overnight roadway shutdown for girder installation over Limebank Road. Underdeck work and associated activities will require temporary, day-time lane closures during off-peak hours which will affect vehicular traffic.
Hunt Club Road Rail Bridge    
Spring - Summer 2021 Construction of the rail bridge over Hunt Club will require the installation of a median columns, which will require the nightly lane closures in each direction. Two lanes of day-time traffic in each direction will be maintained at all other times. Erection of bridge girders will require the temporary night-time closure of the road however 1 lane of traffic will be maintained at all times. Underdeck work and associated activities will require temporary, night-time lane closures during off-peak hours which will affect vehicular traffic in each direction.
Rideau River Eastern Pathway (south side of the river) Winter – Summer 2021

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Summer - Winter 2021
To facilitate the construction of the pedestrian bridge over the Rideau River, a section of the Eastern Pathway closed in February 2021, as it travels through an active work zone. During this time pedestrians and cyclists will be detoured along Riverside Drive to Heron Road.
Summer 2021 During the months of July and August 2021, the Eastern Pathway will re-open for use with flaggers positioned to ensure safe passage for pedestrians and cyclists through the work zone.
Limebank Road Spring - Fall 2021 Civil work for sewer and water connections and road realignment will require single lane closures.
Leitrim / Gilligan Road Spring/Summer 2021 Civil work for sewer and water connections and road realignment will require single lane closures.
Hunt Club MUP Crossing Spring/Summer 2021 Civil work to connect the new MUP will require short-term single lane closures on Millstream Way and Mac Street.
Prince of Wales Drive Summer 2021 Civil work will require single lane closures, which will include the closure of the bike lane.
Earl Armstrong/ Bowesville Road Summer 2021 Civil work for sewer and water connections and road realignment will require single lane closures.
Carleton University Station Summer 2021 Watermain work will require single lane closure on Campus Avenue.
Carling Station Summer – Fall 2021 Watermain connection will require temporary lane closures of the two right followed by the two left westbound lanes, at which time the crosswalk will also be closed.
Gladstone Station Summer – Fall 2021 Sanitary and watermain connections will cause temporary closure of westbound lane, west of the rail alignment.

Steps of construction

Here’s what is planned for 2021, please note that some works will continue into 2022:

 

O-Train South Schedule

 

 

South segment update

 

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From Noor architects, designing 7 of the 13 Trillium stations along with the maintenance yard. The website features a few etra renderings and a video of Greenboro station. 

Stage 2 O-Train South Extension Project

The City of Ottawa is embarking on a two-year project to improve and extend the O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) line. The project features an existing 8 km north to south line where two new stations will be added to better serve local communities and address service gaps. The existing stations will undergo platform extensions and amenity upgrades to shelters, furniture, wayfinding and safety. As part of the 11 km extension, four new stations will be built with facilities for rail/bus interchange, park and ride and commuter parking. A 4 km spur line is also part of the overall project and will include an additional two new stations serving the Ottawa McDonald-Cartier International Airport and the EY Centre.

NORR is designing seven of the thirteen aboveground stations including Bayview, Carling, Carleton, Mooney’s Bay (Confederation), Greenboro, South Keys and Bowesville. Both South Keys and Bowesville are new stations completely designed from concept to construction documentation, while the other five stations vary in scope of renovations. The design of the stations reinforces a system identity unique to Ottawa’s existing and future light rail network and is adaptable for further extensions. The primary design features will create an intuitive, safe and positive ridership experience, with improvements for passenger movements, accessibility and connectivity between station plazas and local buses, trains and the community.

NORR is also designing the new Maintenance and Service Facility (MSF) that will include a main service and maintenance building, management and operations center, and a rail vehicle wash building and various structures to support daily fueling, inspecting and servicing of the LRT rail vehicles.

When completed, the O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) line will eventually integrate with Ottawa’s Confederation LRT line and bus transit network, support transit-oriented development within local communities. The project is being delivered as a Public Private Partnership (P3) Project by a large multidisciplinary team led by SNC Lavalin.

https://norr.com/project/trillium-line-extension-project/

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On 2021-05-31 at 4:11 AM, J.OT13 said:

From Noor architects, designing 7 of the 13 Trillium stations along with the maintenance yard. The website features a few etra renderings and a video of Greenboro station. 

https://norr.com/project/trillium-line-extension-project/

Nice find.

A bit concerning though that the designer of these stations seems to think that the Alstom trains will be running on Line 2 with low platforms shown in the video and images and with platform barriers that are not needed and in the case of low platforms won't work for the Stadler trains that will run on line 2.

 

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I find it strange as well that the renderings show the low-floor Spirits. With supposedly updated renderings, you would think they would use the proper trains in the imagery. 

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