Scheduled for public access in May 2018, the Ottawa Light Rail Transit is a $2.1 billion Phase 1 infrastructure initiative by the Rideau Transit Group and the City of Ottawa; the largest infrastructure project in the Ottawa since the construction of the Rideau Canal. Titled the Confederation Line, Phase 1 of this project will be a total of 12.5 kilometers of rail complete with new 12 meter long Alstom Citadis Spirit trains currently being constructed at Belfast Yard. This new rail system also includes widening of major roads and bridges to accommodate the rerouting of existing public transit buses.
In addition to creating an improved public transit system for the City, this project has also greatly contributed to Ottawa’s economical development, employing over 800 trades’ personnel throughout the construction of the rail line.
Throughout the construction of Hurdman, Parliament, Lyon, and Rideau stations for the OLRT project, REMISZ Consulting has and continues to provide Quality Verification Engineering (QVE) services and certification for the installation of concrete reinforcement. During the construction of the facility at Belfast Road, our staff also performed QVE inspections of the reinforcement for the tunnel running under Belfast Road. Our inspection staff are highly experienced and qualified in checking shop drawings for accuracy, performing thorough site inspections, and providing practical on-site solutions. We are proud to be able to contribute to this revolutionary project for the City of Ottawa.
For more information and media coverage of the OLRT project, please visit the links below: