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Bechtel Canada lands $80M Toronto subway extension deal

The 8.6 kilometre extension will include six new stations and commuter parking.

RESTON, Va.—The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has selected rail infrastructure engineering firm Bechtel to deliver the city’s Spadina subway extension.

Bechtel will earn up to $80 million for it’s work, which includes providing 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 move the existing subway line across Toronto city’s boundary to the rapidly growing York region. The 8.6 kilometre 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 of 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.

Bechtel has 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.

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