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Snapshot of Pimisi and uOttawa Stations - August 18, 2018

Pimisi Station

Pimisi Station and the Booth Street bridge as seen from near the War Museum
Outdoor public art on display next to the station and the multi use pathway
The main side of Pimisi Station
Main entrance and elevator. Note that this elevator and the one in the following 2-3 pictures accesses the multi use pathway only and does not access the interior of the station.
The second elevator that accesses the multi use pathway below the station
An underpass for the multi use pathway that runs beneath the tracks to the other side
Same part of the station as above but the other side with the tracks
The second entrance to Pimisi Station
The west portal downtown tunnel entrance just down the tracks
Stairs, escalator and elevator.
The station lantern sign to the left, awaiting assembly.

uOttawa Station 

uOttawa Station entrance from Colonel By Drive and the Rideau Canal.
uOttawa from the University Side of Nicholas Street.
There is an entrance directly to the westbound platform from Ottawa U campus. To go eastbound you need to go into the tunnel to access the station.
A view showing the tunnel in relation to the station above.
The new multi use pathway and ramp accessing the tunnel.
The Ottawa U side of the station. Ticket vending machines to the left.
And the station lantern sign.
The boarded off area is the main entrance, behind which are the fare gates.
The public art display in the tunnel. While it may appear to be simple face portraits, they have a filter in front. As you move past, the faces become animated and turn to look at and away from you as you move.
The main entrance, boarded off for now... beyond are the fare gates and access to the east and westbound platforms
Two elevators reaching the eastbound platform.
The wood slats that form the ceiling overhead with integrated lighting strips. A relatively simple design being used in pretty much all the stations but very effective and looks amazing.
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Comments 3

- Eric Darwin on Sunday, 19 August 2018 10:38

The "underpass" at aqueduct level at Pimisi both goes under the whole station allowing a north-south movement for cyclists and pedestrians, but also accesses via stairs and elevators to the centre platform of the station. When complete, crowds for Bluesfest or other events will be able to head overland (when the area is developed) towards the War Museum and LeBreton Park without going up to Booth Street level. People heading towards the condos east of Booth may also find it most convenient to exit the station at this level and walk along the aqueduct (pathways to be provided by other than RTG, at a future date ...) to Lett Street. If a pathway is completed along the south side of the tracks, peeps might also be able to access the new Library without going up to Booth and then walking along Albert.

The sculpture in the centre of the aqueduct is of eels (pimisi) and ties in with the aboriginal themes for this station.

The "underpass" at aqueduct level at Pimisi both goes under the whole station allowing a north-south movement for cyclists and pedestrians, but also accesses via stairs and elevators to the centre platform of the station. When complete, crowds for Bluesfest or other events will be able to head overland (when the area is developed) towards the War Museum and LeBreton Park without going up to Booth Street level. People heading towards the condos east of Booth may also find it most convenient to exit the station at this level and walk along the aqueduct (pathways to be provided by other than RTG, at a future date ...) to Lett Street. If a pathway is completed along the south side of the tracks, peeps might also be able to access the new Library without going up to Booth and then walking along Albert. The sculpture in the centre of the aqueduct is of eels (pimisi) and ties in with the aboriginal themes for this station.
Shane Seguin on Sunday, 19 August 2018 11:06

Hello Eric, thank you for sharing this great information. I did not know there was also a connection into the station via the underpass. Makes sense and will definitely help manage crowds during large events by providing several access points.

Hello Eric, thank you for sharing this great information. I did not know there was also a connection into the station via the underpass. Makes sense and will definitely help manage crowds during large events by providing several access points.
- Orhan Martin on Sunday, 19 August 2018 20:14

I like the new uOttawa and Pimisi stations, a big improvement of the old stations

I like the new uOttawa and Pimisi stations, a big improvement of the old stations
Sunday, 16 December 2018