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Bechtel Selected to Deliver Spadina Subway Extension in Toronto

RESTON, Virginia - April 13, 2015

Award Reflects Bechtel’s Track Record Successfully Delivering Rail Projects 


Bechtel has been awarded a contract to work with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to deliver the Spadina subway extension in Toronto, Canada.  Bechtel will provide program management services as part of an integrated delivery team with the TTC. 

“We recognize the importance of the Spadina subway extension to Toronto and are fully committed to playing our part in the safe completion of this project by December 31, 2017,” said George Morschauser, Rail Operations Manager, Bechtel. “We look forward to working with the Toronto Transit Commission to deliver a quality, operational subway.”

The Spadina subway extension will extend the existing subway line across Toronto city's boundary to the rapidly growing York region. The 8.6 kilometer extension will include six new stations and commuter parking. 

“We’ve been working in Canada since 1942 and are delighted to continue contributing to the country’s infrastructure,” said Walker Kimball, General Manager - Infrastructure, Bechtel.  Bechtel has completed more than 800 studies and projects in Canada. The company’s current projects in Canada include the Keeyask Generating Station in Northern Manitoba, the Kitimat aluminum smelter in British Columbia and our continued participation in the oil sands of Northern Alberta.

A global leader in rail, Bechtel has successfully delivered more than 6,200 miles of railways and completed 35 metropolitan rapid transit systems. The company has worked on some of the largest and most complex railway projects in the world including the Channel Tunnel, San Francisco BART extension, the fixed-deadline delivery of the London Underground Jubilee Line Extension, and the delivery of the Athens Metro in time for the 2004 Olympics in Greece. Bechtel is currently part of the integrated management team delivering Crossrail in the UK—the largest infrastructure project in Europe—and is also designing and constructing lines 1 and 2 of the Riyadh Metro, Saudi Arabia.  

About Bechtel

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.  www.bechtel.com