Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) Maintenance and Storage Facility
Ottawa, ON

Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) Maintenance and Storage Facility

This Confederation Line is the backbone of Ottawa’s new rail and rapid bus public transit system, with 13 rail stations. The new LRT will transport an estimated 10,000 people an hour in each direction during the morning rush hour, saving transit riders about 15 minutes on their daily commute.

OLRT Constructors
Rideau Transit Group General Partnership
ACS Infrastructure Canada, SNC-Lavalin and EllisDon
Structural engineer
MMM Group
Facts & Figures
  • Approximate Tonnage: 1500 Tons Structural Steel & 312 Tons Open Web Steel Joists (520 Joists)
  • 2 Buildings: MSF 1115 Tons; The Train Shed 385 Tons (Fully Galvanized)
  • Approximately 525m of Crane Girders
Our Role

Our role was to detail, supply, and erect structural steel and steel decks for both the Maintenance and Storage Facilities (MSF), as well as the Shed for OLRT’s commuter trains. All buildings have been designed in such a way that their initial use will be for the assembly of the trains to be used on the light rail line.

Overcoming Challenges

Being a Public-Private Partnership (P3), there was a great sense of collaboration when it came to tackling problems. Open communication between the parties was key to tackling issues as efficiently as possible. Close coordination was required with our supplier to ensure fabrication and erection went smoothly.

805 Belfast Road, Ottawa, ON, Canada
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