Snapshot of Ballast and Tie Work near South Keys Station - December 13, 2021
RELAM 925 doing ballast/tie work behind South Keys Mall for Stage 2
Snapshot of Rail Tamper near Greenboro and South Keys Stations - December 5-7, 2021
December 5, 2021
Today a similar Mark IV tamper https://harscorail.com/equipment/surfacing/mark-iv-tamper.html was over legacy Hunt Club bridge. Likely now rails from Walkley yard, through Greenboro, W side of South Keys Station, past Lester Rd to NRC and also towards FlyYOW spur. FLIRT Trillium Stage 2 testing soon?
December 6, 2021
Equipment North of South Key's Station this morning. On a break just now.
December 7, 2021
As of the weekend, one set of rails is in place and being adjusted on the west side of SK Station. Test trains could run from Walkley Yard/Greenboro, over Lester to as far as Leitrim Road!
Just in time for Halloween, the spooky temporary South Keys Trillium Line LRT platform underpass has now replaced the surface detour. The Airport Bridge in background.
More Polymos foam blocks, approx 4', covered in 10" concrete for South Keys Station approach tracks, over deep unstable marine clay. https://polymos.com/en/products/applications/inert-in-the-ground
The important South Keys station structure is taking shape. This will be the transfer point between Lines 2 and 4, and will feature double track with a centre platform.
Yesterday we explored South Keys Station on Trillium Line and SE Transitway. Major transfer point. Long wide passageway and bike rails up to bus platform.
The passageway will be extended to provide under-platform access to Trillium Line including Airport Spur. Beyond is access to Sawmill Creek Pond paths and Airport Bridge.
Massive foundations for South Keys Station platforms. The marine clay soil here is quite unstable and deep piles were first placed.
These are the views looking N and S from the temporary pedestrian pathway. Note the huge crane for the Station construction and red Station.
Although the Bytown and Prescott originally built this part of the line in 1854 as Ottawa's first railway, the marine clays are so unstable here that the tracks will "float" on these huge foam pads.
South Keys station is advancing well. It will enable transferring between Line 2 (Trillium Line) and Line 4 (Airport).
More foundation work at South Keys next to Transitway bus Station. The recently rebuilt Trillium Line underpass to Airport bridge and Hunt Club has been completely removed.
Due to the deep marine clay under the multi-platform South Keys transfer Station, many piles are required for a stable foundation.
In this snapshot update for Stage 2 LRT, we take a look at South Keys Station, along the Trillium Line South Extension / Airport Link, and discuss what will change, and what is to come over the next few years.
South Keys Station is an existing Transitway station located adjacent to the South Keys Shopping Centre, which will be expanded to serve as a transfer station between the Airport Link and Trillium Line. The station will be a centre platform station and include a minimum of one fare paid entrance. The fare paid entrance will be from the passageway connecting the MUP on the west side of the expanded Trillium Line corridor to the existing Transitway entrance.
A roof will shelter the Airport Link passengers transferring to the Trillium Line.