Bechtel has been selected as the delivery partner for Metrolinx’s new Ontario Line in Toronto, the first new subway line in the Canadian city in 50 years.
Bechtel, with sub-vendors Bantrel Co. and Comtech Group Inc, will prepare for the construction of the 15.6km line that will have 15 stations and surface, elevated and underground sections.
“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 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 connection to the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit line. The southern terminus will be at or near Exhibition Place and Ontario Place along the City’s waterfront.
The line will have six interchanges with other modes of transit upon scheduled completion at the end of 2030.