An ACCIONA-Ghella consortium, led by ACCIONA, has reached financial close to design and build the $2.83 billion Vancouver Broadway Subway project, an extension of the Millennium Line and a key link for Metro Vancouver’s public transit system.
The CAD$1.728 billion design-build-finance contract includes the design and construction of 5.7km of network, most of which will be underground, and six new stations. The twin tunnels will be built using two EPB-TBMs with an excavation diameter of 6.3 metres. The consortium was announced as the preferred proponent in July. With the contract now signed, attention will now turn to the completion of design and civil works. Construction will start in 2020, with the new extension opening in 2025. Once in service, the journey time on the Millennium Line will take 11 minutes, saving passengers an average of 30 minutes a day while alleviating traffic congestion in the city. This will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions: a sustainable solution that will benefit the whole Vancouver community.
ACCIONA will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in Canada next year. This new contract marks ACCIONA 6th active infrastructure project in BC.
ACCIONA and the Italian firm Ghella have extensive experience in tunnelling projects. The two global companies have worked together on iconic transport infrastructure such as Scandinavia’s longest railway tunnel in Norway, the Legacy Way tunnels in Brisbane, Australia, and the Bologna Node on the Milan-Naples high-speed rail section in Italy.
For further information about this project, please visit https://www.broadwaysubway.ca/