Ferrovial, through its subsidiary Construction, and in consortium with Vinci Construction Grands Projet, has been selected for the design, construction and financing of a 6.7-kilometre section of the Ontario Line South Civil, an extension of the Metro from Toronto (Canada). Will be the largest contract carried out to date by the Spanish construction company.
Metrolinx and the Toronto Transportation Authority have chosen the company chaired by Rafael del Pino to carry out a project that will link the Ontario Exhibition Place station, in the center of the city, with the Ontario Science Centre. The economic amount of the project will be kept secret until the financial closing. The total project for the Ontario line, with 15.9 kilometers and 15 stations, is valued at between 9,600 and 10,200 million Canadian dollars (7,300 to 7,750 million euros).
The Ontario Line South Civil comprises a rapid and autonomous transit system that will have an extension of 6.7 kilometers, for which 6 kilometers of tunnels will be built. Throughout the work, seven stations will be built, six of them underground. With an expected duration of seven years, the work is expected to begin execution next year. There will be more than 227,500 people who will see reduced travel times. The project will also improve the quality of life for passengers by relieving congestion on the current Line 1 (Yonge-University).
Ferrovial has extensive experience in this type of works, with more than 190 kilometers of meters built and 165 stations, in different cities around the world, including Madrid, Lisbon, London, Sydney and Santiago de Chile. Recently, the Spanish company It has also been awarded the construction of a section of line 18 of the Paris Metro, which connects Orly airport with Versailles Chantiers.
The firm has been present in Canada for more than 20 years, with such iconic projects as the 407 ETR toll road in Toronto, the first free access electronic toll road in the world. The company has also carried out two extensions of this road, with a section of 20 kilometers in phase 1 and 32 kilometers in phase 2, as well as the restoration of the old Nipigón Bridge (Ontario) for a new four-lane bridge .