在加拿大首都渥太华,市长吉姆·沃森(Jim Watson)表示,渥太华新的轻轨网络 LRT 将于2018 年11 月底建成,这比预期的完工时间晚了整整 6 个月。
2月6日上午,渥太华交通局负责人约翰·马可尼(John Manconi)和其他市政官员在市政厅向金融和经济发展委员会介绍了这个庞大基础设施项目的最新进展。
晚了6个月
加拿大广播公司报道说,这个长 12.5 公里的轻轨系统含 13 个车站,Rideau Transit Group (RTG)是负责建设的集团。
这个项目本应在今年 5 月完工,但 RTG 在去年12月15日告诉市议会,5月完成 “有风险”, 今年 1月24日 RTG  再次要求获得更多的时间。
现在,市长沃森表示,RTG 将在11月2日向市政府 “交货”,而且该集团将承担所有因延误产生的额外费用。
通车日期尚不清楚
渥太华的市民们什么时候可以开始乘坐新轻轨现在还不清楚。
渥太华市政厅表示,该系统在运营前需要接受独立的安全检查。
交通局负责人马可尼经表示,从轻轨的交付到通车,需要几个星期的时间。

Ottawa, Canada’s new light rail will be completed in November
In the Canadian capital of Ottawa, Mayor Jim Watson stated that the new LRT network of LRT in Ottawa will be completed by the end of November 2018, which is a full 6 months later than the expected completion time.
On the morning of February 6th, John Manconi, head of the Ottawa Transport Authority, and other municipal officials briefed the Finance and Economic Development Committee on the latest developments in this huge infrastructure project at the City Hall.
6 months late
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported that the 12.5 km long light rail system includes 13 stations and the Rideau Transit Group (RTG) is responsible for the construction of the group.
This project was supposed to be completed in May of this year, but RTG told the City Council on December 15 last year that it completed “risk” in May. On January 24 this year, the RTG again asked for more time.
Now, Mayor Jim Watson stated that the RTG will be “delivered” to the municipal government on November 2nd, and the group will bear all the additional costs incurred due to the delay.
The date of opening is not yet clear
It is unclear when the citizens of Ottawa can begin to ride the new light rail.
The Ottawa City Hall stated that the system needs to undergo independent security checks before it is operational.
The person in charge of the Ministry of Transport stated that it takes a few weeks from the delivery of the light rail to the opening.