TORONTO — U.S.-based engineering firm Bechtel has been announced as the delivery partner for Metrolinx’s Ontario Line in Toronto.

Bechtel, with sub-vendors Bantrel Co. and Comtech Group Inc, will be providing consulting services in preparation for the construction of the 15.6-kilometre rapid transit line through the city of Toronto, stated a recent release.

The northern terminus will be located near the Ontario Science Centre and will offer a connection to the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit line. The project’s southern terminus will be at or near Exhibition Place and Ontario Place.

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. The current anticipated completion of the project is end of 2030.

“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, Infrastructure Americas, in a statement.

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