Calgary LRT – 7th Ave Station + 15
Union Station is the busiest transit hub in Canada; the City of Toronto was carrying out major restorative work on it as part of a large $1B initiative. The Northwest PATH Pedestrian Tunnel is a subset of this large project; the goal was to add a “west” entrance to the station to alleviate congestion on the pre-existing east station entrance.
Much of the complexity of this addition was happening beneath the surface of one of the City’s most utility and transit congested intersections in the city. The analogy for adding this 200m tunnel was said to be “like trying to push a brick through a plate of noodles without touching them.” (source here with interesting underground engineering solutions described).
With all the challenges happening underground, Stella was able to provide an easy-to-install solution for the two steel/glass elevator enclosures that lead directly to Union Station (the new “west” entrance at the corner of Front St W and York St). Our Adjustable Doc & Pins were modified to include our exclusive “Nutsert” install, allowing even faster installation of hardware support to HSS steel (key in an environment where minimizing construction downtime was critical).
Transparency is a primary goal in transit systems; these all-glass enclosures achieved this.