Waiting on a train: How Ottawa’s Confederation LRT Line is taking shape around us
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By Matthew Pearson, Ottawa Citizen, August 12, 2017

Through a chain-link fence I watch as a ready-mix truck backs into place and lowers its trough. A river of wet concrete flows to the pump truck and up a large robotic arm, the boom, which extends high above a square section of earth. The workers barely say a word to each other. They’ve done this so many times before they could probably do it now with their eyes closed. I have stood on this side of the fence before, watching the Confederation LRT Line come to life.

I once walked the entire length of it, from Blair station to Tunney’s Pasture — and even swam across the Rideau River — for a series of stories dubbed Walk the Line. The goal was to see for myself all the neighbourhoods and nooks the LRT line will touch as it cuts an east-west path across the city centre once it opens in 2018.

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