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I went by this afternoon around 4:30pm and took the following pics. Bottom line, no structure or cover has been built, from what I can see.

My photos were taken from the O-Train fence at Gladstone.

The service resumes between Carling and Bayview as of Monday morning.

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The structure seems to be right to the east over the bike path, not over the otrain line itself when I was through there last week on my bike.

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Looks like the structure will be built next year as the overpass work begins, which seems weird to me, but oh well!

Also, service resumed on the entire Trillium line today! I guess it still operates from the "temporary" platform at Bayview?

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Yeah I was wondering about Bayview. Although my conversation with OC Transpo staff a few weeks back indicated it wouldn't change until at most a week before Confederation Line opening. But who knows if things have changed... I was planning on driving by after work today.... too late ?

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17 minutes ago, Shane said:

 But who knows if things have changed... I was planning on driving by after work today.... too late ?

I would assume OC Transpo would have published an alert in regards to the change, and nobody on Twitter mentioned anything about it, so I guess we will still be waiting!

As Rail613 showed on Twitter, it seems there will be only one shelter at the platform until it transfers to the full Bayview configuration. Hopefully it doesn't rain too much on those who catch it daily! 

 

Edited by DavidBellerive
Added tweet referred to.

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More small final touches: the outdoor lights are finally up at Tunney's, and the last temporary fencing has been removed.

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Happy to see all the fencing and signage coming down. Really the finishing touches (visually) at least. Thanks for sharing.

Same for the downtown tunnel stations. Most of the signage in the windows of the doors has been removed. I don't think there is any left up at this point from what I have seen.

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Here are some train spottings for today to kick things off:

1125-1130 : westbound at uOttawa at 10:28

1111-1124 : eastbound at Parliament at 10:33

1103-1112 : westbound at Parliament at 10:36

1132-1101 eastbound at Lyon at 10:42

1119-1104 : westbound at Lyon at 10:42

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To add to the list, spotted at Parliament for about 30 minutes, with all trains noted below. New refers to the first spotting for the day based on observations.

1132 - 1101 at Parliament E, 16:02

1130 - 1125  at Parliament E, 16:04

1116 - 1131 at Parliament W, 16:05 (NEW)

1112 - 1113 at Parliament E, 16:07

1107 - 1110 at Parliament W, 16:07 (NEW)

1104 - 1119 at Parliament E, 16:12

1102 - 1134 at Parliament W, 16:13 (NEW)

1113 - 1120 at Parliament E, 16:16

1129 - 1133 at Parliament W, 16:16 (NEW)

1131 - 1116 at Parliament E, 16:21

1126 - 1123 at Parliament W, 16:22 (NEW)

1110 - 1107 at Parliament E, 16:24

1128 - 1122 at Parliament W, 16:25 (NEW)

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Wow, they are running a few trips at less than 5 minute intervals, I see a few 2-3 minute headways there. That's great. They can probably maximize the fleet potential by turning them around at the terminus more quickly in the PM rush as likely 95% of people are disembarking only, and can depart again shortly after.

Naturally in the AM rush, the reverse is happening and this strategy likely wouldn't work, if relying on the terminus to turn around quickly, as people are boarding.

Great observations David. Thanks!

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41 minutes ago, Shane said:

Wow, they are running a few trips at less than 5 minute intervals, I see a few 2-3 minute headways there. That's great. They can probably maximize the fleet potential by turning them around at the terminus more quickly in the PM rush as likely 95% of people are disembarking only, and can depart again shortly after.

Naturally in the AM rush, the reverse is happening and this strategy likely wouldn't work, if relying on the terminus to turn around quickly, as people are boarding.

Great observations David. Thanks!

What were the wait times like off peak hours?  8-10 mins?  Just wondering of the timings. 

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The headway’s between trains should be 5 minutes from morning to evening and slow down to something like 8-10 minute headways in the late evenings until the service is closed. 

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Wow thanks!  That was more frequently than I thought.  I originally thought that it was 5 min for RH, "frequently" off-peak as 8-10 min, and night service at 15 minute.  

A 5 minute all day service is a bonafide metro system.  Like my experience in London and Paris.

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1124 - 1111 at Rideau E. at 13:39

1132 - 1101 at Rideau W. at 13:42

1107 - 1110 at Parliament E. at 13:51

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If any of you happen to be able to spot the builder's plate at either end of each train, would you be able to record the train number and year engraved on the plate?

The CPTDB wiki is lacking accurate info (and it may be useful to include on this site too!)

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