Metrolinx Subways Program
The new Subways Program, under the direction of Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario, is accountable to deliver $28.5 billion of new urban rapid transit infrastructure across the Greater Toronto Area. The Subways Program portfolio is inclusive of the following projects:
- Ontario Line (OL) Subway: This OL subway project is a new line in the City of Toronto which is a combination of tunnelled and elevated sections of over 15.5 kilometres. This project includes 15 stations and potential links to the Go-Transit and TTC lines 1 and 2. The route runs from the Science Center Station, where it connects with the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line to Exhibition and Ontario Place. The current estimated time for project completion is the end of 2027. The Ontario Line will improve transit coverage in the City by connecting communities and key destinations, increase access to economic opportunities for people in the region by better connecting them to jobs and support Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) across Toronto.
- Yonge North Subway Extension (YNSE): The YNSE is a cross-jurisdictional project from the City of Toronto into the City of Markham, City of Vaughan and the Town of Richmond Hill. The YSE extends 7.4 kilometers north from Finch Station in Toronto to the Richmond Hill/Langstaff Gateway Urban Growth Centre at Highway 7. This critical rapid transit link will include five stations at Cummer/Drewry, Steeles, Clark, Langstaff/Longbridge and Richmond Hill Centre. It will also include two intermodal terminals (at Steeles and Richmond Hill Centre Station) and 2,000 commuter parking spaces near Langstaff/Longbridge Station.
- Eglinton Crosstown West Extension (EWE): The EWE project will add 9.2 kilometers of the new LRT line with seven new stops from Mount Dennis to the eastern end of the Mississauga Transitway at Renforth Gate. This new line mainly operates underground to help reduce travel time. The EWE extension will link to other transit networks in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA) – Union Pearson (UP) Express and Kitchener Line GO Train service at Mount Dennis, TTC bus services at all transit stops in Toronto, and MiWay and GO Bus services Renforth Drive.
- Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE): The proposed Line 2 East Extension Project will replace the ageing Scarborough RT and contribute to an integrated and comprehensive rapid transit network that will improve transit service in Scarborough and across Toronto. The new Scarborough Subway Extension would extend the Bloor-Danforth Subway (Line 2) north and east from Kennedy Station to Scarborough Centre. This will create a seamless journey for transit users by eliminating the need to transfer at Kennedy Station. The proposed new extension is a critical part of relieving regional congestion and is required soon to replace the ageing Scarborough RT.
In 2019, Comtech's Consulting Services to the TTC were transitioned to Metrolinx following the Government of Ontario's decision to "upload" the Subways projects to be managed by Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario (IO). We are an integrated partner working with Metrolinx and IO to provide services in various areas, including Program Management, Project Controls, Technical Advisory and Technology Integration. Comtech was also selected to provide Technical Advisory roles for tunnels, stations, and overall program management for this multi-billion dollar investment. Comtech is providing services to the Subways Program, including:
- Schedule Development, including front end schedules and critical path analysis. This includes simulation schedules that incorporate several different parameters and measure them against acceptable risk levels
- Commercial Contracts Management and Contract Administration
- The development, implementation, and management of an integrated Program Management Information System (PMIS)
- Risk Management and Mitigation
- Cost Management and Control
- Strategic Advice and Technical Advisory Services
- Development of Project Specific Output Specifications
- Consultation of efficient bus routes, networks, and terminals
- Identification of new alignment of train lines
- Utility impact studies and risk identification
- Tunnel methodology inputs and review of proposed solutions
- Third-party engagement for the development of TOD and TOC
- Early works contract experience and best practices
- Partition of early works contract for benefit of execution
- Development of property acquisition strategies