Jackhammers brought in for 'adjustments' to Ion platforms
Ryan Flanagan, CTV Kitchener
Published Thursday, October 13, 2016 6:10PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, October 13, 2016 6:58PM EDT
Platforms for some of the 19 stops along the Ion light rail transit stops around Kitchener and Waterloo are being ripped up – in some cases, only weeks after they were poured.
A spokesperson for Grandlinq, the consortium of companies building the LRT line, says that “adjustments” are being made to an unspecified number of stops.
Specifically, the spokesperson says, the stops in question were found not to meet specification requirements for the distance between their platforms and the centre of the LRT track.
If the platforms were left as is, gaps between the platform and the track could make it impossible for people using strollers, walkers and wheelchairs to safely exit or enter the light rail vehicles.
This week, jackhammers have been seen working away at a number of stop platforms in both Kitchener and Waterloo.
The work will not impact the overall construction schedule for the project, the spokesperson said.
With reporting by Tyler Calver