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$660M Ottawa transit job awarded to SNC-Lavalin

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$660M Ottawa transit job awarded to SNC-Lavalin

MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin recently announced its subsidiary TransitNEXT has been selected by the City of Ottawa as the preferred proponent for the Trillium Line Extension project.

The project will include the addition of approximately 12 kilometres of single and double track, extending the Trillium Line from Greenboro to Limebank, and a four-kilometre spur line, said a March 7 release.

One section of the spur line will be elevated guideway for connections to the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport.

The project will also include:

  • the extension of five station platforms on the existing Trillium line (Bayview, Carling, Mooney’s Bay, Carleton and Greenboro) to accommodate longer trains;
  • construction of two new stations on the existing Trillium Line at Gladstone and Walkley;
  • four new stations along the extension at South Keys, connecting to the Airport link, Leitrim, Bowesville and Limebank;
  • two new stations along the new spur line at Uplands and Airport Terminal;
  • supplying seven new Stadler vehicles and overhauling six existing Alstom trains;
  • construction of a new Walkley Yard Maintenance and Storage Facility; and
  • maintenance of the system for 27 years.

As the sole proponent in the TransitNEXT team, SNC-Lavalin will design, build, finance and maintain the new extension, and will also assume responsibility for the long-term maintenance of the existing Trillium Line, the release said.

The Trillium Line extension will cost approximately $660 million, with SNC-Lavalin providing approximately $136 million in private capital contributions.

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