Bechtel to help deliver US$8.5 billion Ontario Line

By Andy Brown09 December 2021

Bechtel has been selected as the delivery partner for the Ontario Line in Toronto, Canada, the 15.6km, 15-stop subway line that has an estimated cost of CAD$10.9 billion (U$8.5 billion).

The line was originally scheduled to be complete by 2027, but in December 2020 this was pushed back to 2030.

Bechtel – with sub-vendors Bantrel Co. and Comtech Group Inc – will provide resources, experience, and knowledge in preparation for the construction of the rapid transit line through the city of Toronto.

The Ontario Line will be the first new subway line project in 50 years in Toronto, and Bechtel and the sub-vendors were selected by MetroLinx, the agency of the Government of Ontario that manages and integrates road and public transport in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. 

“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,” said Kelvin Sims, Bechtel general manager. 

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 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.

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