Wood wins Metrolinx contract to expand commuter rail to Niagara Region
August 31, 2018
Weekday rail service to the Niagara Region is anticipated in 2021, with service to Niagara Falls by 2023.
Wood has been awarded a contract to provide station facility design and construction services to expand Metrolinx’s GO Transit rail service to the Niagara Region.
The consulting engineering firm will support the project with preliminary and detailed designs, storm water management, soils and materials remediation, construction supervision, contract administration, and post-construction services.
Weekday GO rail service between the future Confederation GO Station and the Niagara Region is anticipated in 2021, with service to Niagara Falls by 2023.
Wood will provide engineering services for the detailed design of the three stations, including a new station in Grimsby, retrofitting the existing VIA stations in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, and enhancements to the existing Lewis Road Layover in Winona.
“This important project aligns with our plan to continue growing our transportation infrastructure services and further strengthens our position as an industry leader in rail design,” said Ann Massey, CEO of Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure Solutions in a company release. “We look forward to delivering excellence on a project that will provide sustainable solutions for the community and further build our more than 40-year relationship with Metrolinx.”