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Toronto-based Aecon Group Inc. (not to be confused with AECOM) has landed a C$279 million (US$274 million) contract from the Toronto Transit Commission to extend Toronto’s Yonge-University-Spadina subway line on the U-shaped route’s western portion, including the addition of two subway stops at Sheppard West and Finch West.

Part of the contract is a joint venture with McNally Construction, Kiewit Construction, and Aecon Constructors to construct 2.6 kilometers (1.6 miles) of twin tunnel subway track, Aecon Group said. Construction is expected to begin next month and is expected to continue until April 2014.

“This award is an excellent illustration of the strategy and benefits of bringing Aecon Buildings into the Infrastructure group,” said Teri McKibbon, chief executive of Aecon’s Infrastructure group. “Working together with our partners at McNally and Kiewit, this project will be planned and executed by a strong team including Aecon Buildings and Aecon Constructors personnel.” 

The subway line extension is one of three planned MoveOntario 2020 projects; Ontario would finance roughly two-thirds of the cost of each project. The Yonge-University-Spadina extension would eventually include six new stations, terminating at the proposed Vaughan Corporate Centre.

--> Toronto-based Aecon Group Inc. (not to be confused with AECOM) has landed a C$279 million (US$274 million) contract from the Toronto Transit Commission to extend Toronto’s Yonge-University-Spadina subway line on the U-shaped route’s western port ...
Bombardier Transportation on Friday announced that it will supply an additional 51 Talent 2 trains, valued at approximately $271 million, to Germany’s Deutsche Bahn (DB) for suburban service in the Leipzig area. ...
In a decision announced Friday, the Surface Transportation Board said it will delay for 60 days a hearing—originally scheduled for Dec. 9—to review exemptions from regulation won by the railroads beginning in 1979. ...
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Railinc Corp. has announced the availability of the new Damaged and Defective Car Tracking (DDCT) test system along with two new web-based DDCT training demos. The DDCT system is a centralized, web-based application that replaces paper defect cards and eliminates the need for defect card ...
U.S. freight carload traffic advanced 5.8% for the week ending November 13, measured against the comparable week one year ago, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday. U.S. intermodal traffic also gained, up 11.9%, compared with the same week a year ago. ...
Class I railroads employed 154,285 workers in mid-October, 5,265 more than in October 2009 but only 191 more than in September 2010, according to new figures released by the Surface Transportation Board Wednesday. That pattern—flat with September though up from 2009—was repea ...
U.S. Class I railroads earned net income totaling $8.78 billion in the 12 months ended Sept. 30, an increase of 32.6% over the prior-year period. ...
Levelland is a small Texas town (pop. 12,866) with big ideas. One of them came to fruition this week with completion of an $8.6 million industrial rail park. A three-way public/private partnership made it possible. “We broke ground less than one year ago,” Dave Quinn, executi ...
Rising from years of low-level, behind-the-scenes discussion, a proposal to extend MTA New York City Transit’s No. 7 subway line under the Hudson River into Secaucus, N.J., gained public attention late Tuesday, with supporters, critics, and observers immediately piling on. The p ...
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