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Ottawa LRT
#31
Walk the Line: The Citizen treks across the biggest infrastructure project in Ottawa’s history

Article, video, and photo tour:
http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news...picks=true
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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#32
I'm a little jealous that Ottawa will see testing on their system before ours:
LRT track testing to start in November

"O-Train Construction, the recently renamed city department overseeing the LRT project, has already sent out a memo to city councillors, schools and other agencies to warm them that trains will soon be using the tracks and that the overhead wires will soon be live. “We’re concerned people are wandering around on the tracks,”" 
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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#33
A tunnel has collapsed and 3 workers are trapped inside.
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#34
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/lrt...-1.3846147

Quote:Paramedics say one of the trapped people suffered a hand injury, while the other two are not injured. All three are in a safe zone underground, according to emergency officials at the scene.

Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury, who represents the area, told CBC News that a portion of the tunnel's roof made with a building material called shotcrete had collapsed.
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#35
It wasn't a collapse per se. Some shotcrete fell down, apparently due to improperly secured rebar.
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#36
Yeah, media totally overblew this one (surprise surprise).
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#37
To be fair, the authorities closing the roads above the incident certainly made it seem more severe. I'm sure it was all cautionary, but it's hard to read that as less concerning.
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#38
The shotcrete collapsed, so I think that counts.

Aside from not reporting on this at all, I don't see what else the media could do to lessen the severity of their words while still providing accurate reporting.
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#39
Ok, sorry
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#40
(11-11-2016, 10:06 AM)Markster Wrote: The shotcrete collapsed, so I think that counts.

Aside from not reporting on this at all, I don't see what else the media could do to lessen the severity of their words while still providing accurate reporting.

I'm not sure why the initial media report made it seem so serious, but I recall that it's only about three or four blocks from the huge sinkhole that opened up on Rideau St earlier this year.  Maybe a bit of nervousness....
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#41
Work resumes on LRT tunnel project following Thursday incident

Quote:According to RTG’s technical director, Peter Lauch, three men were on a lift spraying concrete on a wall about 100 metres into the tunnel from the portal when a piece of reinforced steel, or rebar, buckled toward the lift.
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#42
Testing of the first Alstom CITADIS Spirit has begun.

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#43
What a weird door layout.
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#44
That's not the final colour scheme, right?
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#45
https://youtu.be/k5H7srU-HOI
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