Another Exciting Contract Win for Comtech: Eglinton Crosstown West Extension Technical Advisory Services
April 24, 2020
Infrastructure Ontario selected Comtech and Arup as the Technical Advisory Consultant for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension (ECWE) project. The ECWE will extend the planned Eglinton Crosstown LRT line, and the extension has an estimated construction value of $4 Billion. The Comtech-Arup team will be providing Technical Advisory Services for property acquisitions, PSOS/RCD development and support, constructability expertise, construction inspection and monitoring, as well as additional roles that may be required. Our team is very excited to have won this project and to continue our service delivery with our key clients, Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario.
The proposed ECWE will bring even more rapid transit to Etobicoke and Mississauga to make it easier for people to get where they need to be. The proposed extension of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT will run 9.2 kilometers from the future Mount Dennis LRT stations to Renforth Drive. ECWE will operate mainly underground, reducing travel times and improving access to jobs, schools, and other destinations throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario are working together to deliver the project, which is estimated to be completed by 2030-2031.
The proposed extension will offer convenient links to other destinations throughout the region. These links include the 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 via the Mississauga Transitway at Renforth Drive. Plans are also being explored with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) to extend the line another 4.7 kilometres to Pearson International Airport.
The proposed ECWE will improve travel times between key regional destinations. With trains running between Renforth Drive in the west to the Ontario Science Centre in the east as frequently as every four minutes, people will be able to get where they are going faster.
To read more on this project, visit the link: http://www.metrolinx.com/en/greaterregion/projects/eglinton-crosstown-west.aspx