AECOM to Provide Design Services for Toronto’s Ontario Line

AECOM has been selected to provide design services for the Ontario Line’s Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations (PTUS) package.

The company will work as part of the Pape North Connect Team selected by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx to help deliver the 15.6-kilometre stand-alone transit line in Toronto.

This team is a consortium comprised of AECOM, Arcadis, Webuild Civil Work Inc., and Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas Canada Ltd.

Ontario Line
A map of the planned Ontario Line

The scope of work for the PTUS contract includes three kilometres of twin tunnels underneath Pape Avenue between the Gerrard tunnel portal and the Don Valley bridge. It also includes two underground stations, three emergency exit and service buildings, and a crossover in the section of the tunnel near Sammon Avenue.

Richard Barrett, chief executive of AECOM’s Canada region said:

“Our world class tunnelling expertise and transit design capabilities are contributing to our competitive advantage on large-scale projects, we are thrilled to be expanding our involvement on the Ontario Line. We look forward to collaborating with Metrolinx to deliver this enduring legacy that will provide more frequent and reliable access to transit, while reducing traffic congestion, fuel consumption and harmful greenhouse gas emissions.”

The PTUS contract is being procured under a Development and Master Construction Agreement (DMCA) with Metrolinx. It includes a multi-stage design process to finalise the scope, risk allocation and pricing of various contract elements.

Mark Southwell, chief executive of AECOM’s global Transportation business said:

“With this project win AECOM will now be providing technical design leadership for the full length of the approximately 10-kilometer tunnel works and the three complex interchange stations along the Ontario Line Subway. Our team of technical transportation experts is proud to continue supporting Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx on this critical investment in the future of public transit in Toronto, bringing expanded and modernized transportation to thousands of commuters.”

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