Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT)
Ottawa, ON

Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT)

Walters has been selected to supply and install structural steel, Open Web Steel Joists (OWSJ) and deck for 16 stations for Ottawa Light Rail Transit, concourse, service rooms, bus operator buildings, and platform canopies. Walters’ scope includes five stations for the East line expansion and 11 stations for the West line expansion.

The Stage 2 Confederation Line extension will add approximately 27 kilometres of new rail and 16 new stations to the O-Train network. The LRT extensions are expected to take approximately 14,000 cars off the road, which will help relieve traffic congestion during peak hours and reduce carbon emissions by 155 tons over 25 years. Once complete, the new stations will bring 70% of Ottawa residents within five km of rail transit.

Bird Construction & PCL Construction
Bird Construction & PCL Construction
EWC (East-West Connectors)
Diamond and Schmitt Architects and Perkins + Will
Structural engineer
WSP Canada and Hatch Ltd.
Our Role

Fabricate and install structural steel for five stations. The project includes multiple coatings and  Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS).

Overcoming Challenges

Navigating through fluid schedules, challenging site access, and the need to service multiple locations simultaneously has presented its share of challenges. Compounded by the involvement of different designers for each station, despite seemingly identical scopes, it has required adaptability and coordination at every turn.



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