Snapshot of Montreal Station - July 14, 2022

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The station seen from Montreal Road - Photos by Jeffrey Gleeson

The station seen from the 174 overpass - Photos by Ben Burger

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Snapshot of Montreal Station - December 13, 2021

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Snapshot of Montreal Station - September 2, 2021

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Hi-ho! Hi-Ho! Stage 2 crews are getting ready to work on the railroad! This month, we began receiving rail for the East Extension project. Look out for installation between Montreal and Jeanne d'Arc this fall!  

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Snapshot of the Confederation Line Eastern Extension - February 21, 2021

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A drive down regional road 174 between Blair and Trim Roads shows plenty of progress and change occurring in the highway median to accommodate the future O-Train Stations. 

In this video, you will see the rail flyover, Montreal, Jeanne d'Arc, Convent Glen, Place d'Orleans and Trim Stations. 

The video first plays in the eastbound direction. The return trip to Blair going westbound begins at 02:30 in the video. 

View the recent Eastern Snapshot Updates below

Snapshot of Trim Station - February 21, 2021

Work progresses at Trim Station. The existing Park and Ride lot has been decreased in size to enable work to advance at the northern side. This area will feature the station entrance and local bus service stops. A pedestrian walkway will connect to the train station in the median of the highway.
https://www.railfans.ca/snapshot-updates-2/snapshot-of-trim-station-february-21-2021

Snapshot of Place d'Orleans Station - February 21, 2021

Work currently at Place d'Orleans Station continues to be widening the highway trench, and realigning the highway lanes to clear space in the median for the future train station.
https://www.railfans.ca/snapshot-updates-2/snapshot-of-place-d-orleans-station-february-21-2021

Snapshot of Convent Glen Station - February 21, 2021

Work continues to progress at Convent Glen Station. The work occurring involves realigning the highway lanes, first towards the median, to enable the necessary work to be completed on the sides to allow for the highway to separate further. The lanes will then be realigned outwards to clear the median for station construction. You can also observe work involving underground infrastructure on the near side of the highway.
https://www.railfans.ca/snapshot-updates-2/snapshot-of-convent-glen-station-february-21-2021

Snapshot of Jeanne d'Arc Station - February 21, 2021

 Work at Jeanne d'Arc Station appears to consist of work on underground infrastructure as well as realigning highway ramps. There is also some work taking place in the median.
https://www.railfans.ca/snapshot-updates-2/snapshot-of-jeanne-d-arc-station-february-21-2021

Snapshot of Montreal Station - February 21, 2021

Plenty of activity and work already completed at Montreal Station. Back in November, the highway realignment was completed to make use of the new overpasses, and the old original overpass was shortly after demolished. We can now see a big opening between the eastbound and westbound highway overpasses, which is where the future train station will be located. Work now continues in the highway median to prepare the land for station construction. Heading both eastbound and westbound from the station, there is work in the highway median, with earth clearing and trenching, for a sizable distance especially heading in the eastbound direction towards Jeanne d'Arc.
https://www.railfans.ca/snapshot-updates-2/snapshot-of-montreal-station-february-21-2021
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Snapshot of Montreal Station - February 21, 2021

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Plenty of activity and work already completed at Montreal Station. Back in November, the highway realignment was completed to make use of the new overpasses, and the old original overpass was shortly after demolished. We can now see a big opening between the eastbound and westbound highway overpasses, which is where the future train station will be located. Work now continues in the highway median to prepare the land for station construction. Heading both eastbound and westbound from the station, there is work in the highway median, with earth clearing and trenching, for a sizable distance especially heading in the eastbound direction towards Jeanne d'Arc.

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Snapshot of Montreal Station - December 5-6, 2020

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Over the course of the weekend of December 5th and 6th, the old Highway 174 overpass over Montreal Road was demolished. Ottawa City Councillor Tim Tierney and staff captured these photos of this monstrous task. The future station will be located in the position where the old highway overpass was located. 

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Snapshot of Montreal Station - November 24, 2019

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This snapshot update is the fourth in the series for Stage 2 LRT.

Over the course of the next several years, the O-Train Line 1 : Confederation Line will be extended eastward from Blair to Place d'Orleans and beyond to Trim. Construction and enabling work has begun at this station. This entry is a look at the present station and location, as well as a discussion of what is to come and where everything will be once construction is completed.

Regional Road 174 highway overpass, and Montreal Road underneath.
The future site of the Montreal Station on the Confederation Line.
Looking up towards the highway median, the future location of the station platforms and guideway.
The overpass will be replaced as it is reaching end of life and also does not meet the configuration of the current station layout.
Entrances to the station will be at both sides of Montreal Road, in the middle of the sidewalks.
The back-fill of the overpass, to later become one of the station entrances.
Looking at the station and overpass from the opposite side.
Construction has already begun, with highway ramps being relocated. New ramps are to the left, with the old to the right.
Large construction zone between the ramps and the overpass.
Transitway bus on-ramps for westbound 174 access. Notice how the old ramp is to the left, with the new to the right.
Transitway on-ramp to 174 eastbound. Again the old ramp is in the foreground and the new ramp behind it. A large construction staging area and site office is setup behind.
174 ramps, again re-located for the construction.
Transitway bus stop for westbound service has been relocated to the new off-ramp.
Lots of action at this site already, with much more to come. It will be interesting to see how the overpass is replaced. Whether it will make use of the rapid bridge replacement technique or more conventional methods.

Courtesy of the City of Ottawa, here is a diagram of the lane relocation work that will take place at this location. The current (old) roads are shown in yellow, and the relocated (new) roadways are in green. 

The move will allow the space and room required for the station construction, as well as for the track and guideway.

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Montreal (2024)

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Montréal Station will be a new station located at the crossing of OR 174 and Montreal Road. The Station will be served by two fare-controlled entrances located on Montreal Road. One entrance will serve the eastbound lane and one will serve the westbound lane.

The platform will be in the median of OR 174, above Montreal Road, and will be located so that the platform spans Montreal Road. Bus stops and shelters will be provided in each direction of travel on Montreal Road. Sidewalks and station entry plazas will be sized appropriately to serve the movement and volume of pedestrians and cyclists along Montreal Road, the bus stops, and the passengers transferring from bus to train.

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