Calgary moves ahead with transit extension
November 2, 2009
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
SNC-Lavalin has won a contract to design and build Calgary's West Light Rapid Transit Extension.
SNC-Lavalin has won a contract to design and build Calgary’s West Light Rapid Transit Extension.
The project consists of an eight-kilometre extension to the Calgary LRT Transit System between 11th Street SW, in the downtown area, to 73rd Street SW in the western part of the city. The line will have six passenger stations and nine traction power substations. The route also takes in a major highway interchange, as well as other components.
Work is to begin right away, with completion scheduled for December 2012. SNC-Lavalin, which has its headquarters in Montreal, will be doing the procurement as well as doing design and construction.
“We are pleased to have been awarded this major project to expand Calgary’s transport infrastructure,” said Jim Burke, Executive Vice-President, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. “SNC-Lavalin has significant expertise in delivering complete rapid transit solutions worldwide, most recently on the Canada Line project in Vancouver, and we look forward to working with the City of Calgary to deliver an all-Canadian solution for this project”.