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Bechtel selected as delivery partner for Metrolinx’ Ontario Line

  • 08 December 2021
    Toronto, Canada
  • Access and Opportunity, Americas, Current Projects, Industry Leadership , Infrastructure , Path to Net Zero, Press Release, Project & Program Management, Rail

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Bechtel, one of the world's most respected engineering, construction and project management companies, has been selected as the delivery partner for the Metrolinx' Ontario Line in Toronto, a vital part of plans to create a more connected regional transit system.

Bechtel, with sub-vendors Bantrel Co. and Comtech Group Inc, will provide resources, experience, and knowledge in preparation for the construction of the 15.6 kilometer (9.7 miles) rapid transit line through the city of Toronto. The Ontario Line will be the first new subway line project in 50 years with Bechtel bringing its expertise of working in similar urban environments to better maximize opportunities for contractors to deliver the project and engage with community and industry stakeholders to address construction concerns.

"Bechtel is extremely pleased to have been selected by Metrolinx as their delivery partner for the Ontario Line in Toronto," said Kelvin Sims, Bechtel general manager, Infrastructure Americas. "Our team will bring considerable experience and lessons learned from similar recent roles around the world to help establish a collaborative integrated project team with the client and its other consultants and contractors. We look forward to the challenges and excitement of this historic project."

The project will require a mix of surface, elevated, and underground tracks to bring transit to more communities and will travel through dozens of vibrant neighborhoods.

"The Ontario Line will be part of a truly integrated transit network that will make getting around the city and the entire region easier and more intuitive," said Malcolm McKay, Ontario Line program sponsor. "Teams across Metrolinx are excited for this important project which will lift communities up and make them more successful and sustainable as the city grows."

The northern terminus will be located near the Science Centre and a critical connection to the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit line. The project's southern terminus will be at or near Exhibition Place and Ontario Place along the City's waterfront. The project includes 15 stations, six interchanges with other modes of transit, passenger pick-ups and drop off areas, and a maintenance and storage facility. The current anticipated completion of the project is end of 2030.

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