Over 3444 cubic meters of soil was excavated from the site that was initially used for tunnel boring operations. Following the completion of the bored tunnels, Olympic Village Station was built in the same location.
Drilling the third of six rows of soil anchors. Approximately 400 anchors were drilled to secure the exterior walls of the site.
Fully excavated and shored station walls. Side-by-side cut & cover tunnels on the south end of the station. Track slab poured at track elevation. Waterproofing on the west side.
Bored tunnels on the north end of the station. Rebar for exterior walls prepared for 20 lm, 3-day cycle concrete pour. In total 358 tonnes of rebar was required for the station.
The single-sided forming system (red) is bolted down to ensure maximum stability as it secures the rebar and concrete for the exterior walls.
Completed exterior walls frame the platform level of the station.
Supporting columns for the mezzanines were built in the centre of the station to support the mezzanine slab.
In Olympic Village Station itself, take a moment to look at both the North and South bound tracks leaving the station. Notice the tubular (appears circular) ‘twin bored’ tunnels to the North, and the rectangular (appears square) ’cut and cover’ tunnels to the South. This is a transition point in Canada Line tunnel construction between these two techniques.