The new Confederation Line Stage 2 "split" flyover near Lincoln Fields. The MUP bridge will be removed and shifted a bit north for OCS clearance.
Pier foundations for the new shifted MUP bridge. Woodroffe HS in background.
From the flyover bridge at the split, Moodie trains will dive down to a short tunnel under Connaught and cut past the corner of the OCTranspo Pinecrest bus storage ( in background). Then head to new Queensview Station. Roller coaster?
Lincoln Fields will be the western most transfer point for O-Train Lines 1 (to Algonquin) and Line 3 (to Moodie). Trains arriving from the east will emerge from a tunneled guideway into the station. Heading west, the tracks will split to serve both lines, with Line 1 passing underneath Line 3 (which will make use of a rail flyover, as shown in the lower images).
Temporary local bus loop
Site of the future O-Train Station
The rail flyover, Line 3 (Moodie above), Line 1 (Algonquin below)
The Lincoln Fields rail flyover, permitting Lines 1 and 3 to diverge to their respective destinations. This photos were taken from a bus riding along the Transitway underneath the structure, in the same way that future O-Train Line 1 will travel.
This flyover will enable service further West from Lincoln Fields towards Moodie and Algonquin Stations. Trains bound for Moodie will make use of the flyover, while trains to Algonquin will pass underneath.
Demolition weekend has arrived. Behold Lincoln Fields station's local bus platforms be dismantled, a milestone step to getting O-Train extended west. The new temporary bus loop (located adjacent to the Transitway platforms) is open and now in service.
Lincoln Fields Station is an existing Transitway Station that will be re-oriented and completely rebuilt to function as a new LRT station. The train platform will be located under Carling Avenue with a fare paid connection to the bus facility to allow passengers to transfer seamlessly without a requirement to pass through fare gates or revalidate their fare. There will be a minimum of three fare-controlled entrances: a station entrance will be provided from Carling Avenue; an entrance will provide access from the west side of the Guideway at grade; and, an entrance will be provided at the bus loop. The existing bus terminal will be reconfigured to accommodate bus platforms and bus layby facilities only, and a new bus drivers' facility. The PPUDO spaces currently located within the operating area of the bus terminal will be relocated and segregated from the fare paid zone with access from Carling Avenue, shared with buses as currently configured.
This major transfer station will be outfitted with public washrooms available to fare paid customers during LRT operation hours and will have provisions for a future retail space. A signalized pedestrian crossing will also be provided to facilitate improved station access across Carling Avenue.