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Acciona consortium to build Vancouver SkyTrain extension, Canada [free access]

July 22, 2020

British Columbia’s Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure has awarded a contract to an Acciona-led consortium to design, build, and partially finance the Broadway Subway Project in Vancouver.


Acciona-Ghella will be the design-build contractor and will be responsible for the tunneling work. IBI Group, Dialog BC Architecture Engineering Interior Design Planning, Mott MacDonald Canada, and Ingenieria Especializada Obra Civil e Industrial will provide design services. Parsons Inc will assist with systems integration.


The project involves the construction of the western Millennium Line extension, which will span 5.7 km, serve six new stations, and connect VCC-Clark to Broadway. The extension is expected to reduce commuting time by around 15 minutes.


The project budget is CAD2.83 billion (USD2.12 billion), the majority of which is being funded by the provincial government, with contributions from the federal government and the City of Vancouver, as well as from the operator TransLink and local municipalities.


Enabling works are currently underway. Construction works are expected to start by end 2020. Operations are expected to begin in 2025.