The City of Ottawa has just released to media the following memo in regards to the Confederation Line - Revenue Service Availability date.
RTG states that the Works Schedule will reflect achievement of Revenue Service Availability on or before March 31, 2019.
You can read the two documents that were distributed below for more details.
The two major points are:
- RTG has advised the City that it will achieve RSA on or before March 31, 2019. Staff will continue to monitor RTG's progress against their RSA date.
- The RSA date is not the date that service is launched to passengers. It is expected that Confederation Line service would be launched within one month of achieving the RSA date.
Source : City of Ottawa
FROM : Director, Rail Construction Program
SUBJECT : O-Train Confederation Line Revenue Service Availability Date
DATE : January 3, 2019
As part of the ongoing commitment to keep Council apprised of the progress of the O-Train Confederation Line project, the purpose of this memorandum is to advise the Mayor and Members of Council that Rideau Transit Group (RTG) has provided a new Revenue Service Availability (RSA) date, as per their agreement with the City of Ottawa.
As per the attached documentation, RTG has advised the City that it will achieve RSA on or before March 31, 2019. Staff will continue to monitor RTG's progress against their RSA date.
The Project Agreement (PA) lays out a number of requirements that RTG must complete to achieve the RSA date. This includes completion of all required works, including:
- All civil work;
- All mechanical and electrical systems;
- Delivery of all light rail vehicles;
- All customer facing elements, signage, next train announcements, public announcement system, wayfinding, etc;
- Commissioning and overall system performance verification and integration testing;
- Safety certification of the integrated system;
- Independent Safety Auditor compliance; and
- Successful trial running, which demonstrates performance compliance.
Note that the RSA date is not the date that service is launched to passengers. Following RSA and handover to the City, staff will need to undertake the operational readiness activities required to ensure that the Confederation Line seamlessly integrates into the OC Transpo network prior to opening day, including additional City-led system practice, simulated system operations and staff training.
It is expected that Confederation Line service would be launched within one month of achieving the RSA date.
The City's priority remains to provide Ottawa with a safe, reliable and world-class transit system and to protect the interests of Ottawa residents and transit users.