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This is the place to share observations and sightings that you see on the Confederation Line, Trillium Line and O-Train in general.

From a different way than usual for train operations, to new equipment installed, out of the ordinary happenings, testing on the line, or photos you snap during the day, share them here.

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Well, this is at least 5 years old, but there is this wonderful stitching error on some of Google Maps' satellite imagery:.

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Cool find. The FLIRTs will still be longer, despite Google's best attempts.

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If anyone has been out this weekend, any spottings of the trains along the line?

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Great video Reece. Thank you for putting it together and sharing.

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The City of Ottawa released a Confederation Line update memo today.

You can consult it here: https://www.otrainfans.ca/blogs/o-train-confederation-line-project-update-october-2-2018

Important notes from the memo are as follows:

  • Major milestone reached on September 11, 2018 when a train completed the first end-to-end run by traveling between Tunney's Pasture to Blair Station.
  • Train movement and testing has begun in the downtown tunnel.
  • Automatic Train Operation is operating and in use on the eastern track. Expanding to the western tracks and tunnel sections soon.
  • The city continues to monitor and track the project but there is currently no change from the update provided at FEDCO on September 10, 2018. As a result, no update to the Revenue Service Availability Date at this time.

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From my window I spotted this down near Pimisi station.. any idea what they are up to? Looks like a giant drill.

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Hello @WRXRated. Welcome to the forums.

I can't really tell what is going on. I do know they are finishing the landscaping around the station and doing work on both tunnel portal sites, so perhaps it is related but it does seem a bit of a distance from the actual track and station. Really don't know.

I haven't been able to go by up close to Pimisi lately so if you have any further pictures that are closer we may be able to speculate a bit further.

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The past couple weekends I have seen maintenance (?) crews walking the line inbetween Hurdman and Lees, surprised how little train testing I have actually seen recently to be honest. Will be going through Hurdman tomorrow around noon, interested to see if there will be any testing or not.

-Charie

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