Scarborough Subway Extension – Stations, Rail and Systems

Location:
Toronto
Project Type:
Stations, Rail and Systems – Progressive Design-Build
Infrastructure Type:
Transit
Contract Value:
To be announced at Financial Close

About the Project:

The Scarborough Subway Extension is a 7.8 kilometre extension of TTC's Line 2 Bloor-Danforth Subway, from the existing Kennedy Station northeast to McCowan Road/Sheppard Avenue. The line will include three new stations at Lawrence Avenue and McCowan Road, Scarborough Centre and a terminal station at McCowan Road and Sheppard Avenue. The project is being delivered in two large contracts: the Stations, Rail and Systems package and the Advance Tunnel project.

The Scarborough Subway Extension is one of four priority transit projects announced by the Province in 2019 for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Planning is underway for all four subway projects and procurements for the subway program are being staged to ensure each project is delivered successfully.

Status

  • Request for Qualifications:
    Sep 17, 2021
  • Short-list Bidders Selected:
    Feb 08, 2022
  • Request for Proposals:
    Feb 08, 2022
  • Winning Bidder Selected:
  • Construction Begins:
  • Construction Ends:

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Features

The scope of work includes:

  • 7.8 kilometre extension of Line 2 (Bloor-Danforth) subway.
  • Tunnelling work for the length of the alignment.
  • Three new stations: Lawrence Avenue and McCowan Road, Scarborough Centre and a terminal station at McCowan Road and Sheppard Avenue.
  • Emergency Exit Buildings, Traction Power Substations and modifications at Kennedy Station.
  • Transit connections to Line 2, Line 5 - Eglinton Crosstown LRT, GO train service (Stouffville line) and Durham Region Transit bus service.

Project Benefits

  • Improves access to transit for area residents
  • Reduces daily travel times for commuters
  • Economic and community growth along the future transit line and job creation opportunities
  • Reduction in traffic congestion, greenhouse gases and fuel consumption by providing an alternative transportation option

Demonstrating Value

  • The project is being delivered using a Design-Build-Finance (DBF) model. Key benefits of a DBF model include significant risk transfer to the private sector over the life of the project agreement, greater cost and schedule certainty and greater potential for design and construction efficiencies and innovation.
  • Based on precedent project experience, a DBF procurement model typically has delivered a value for money savings in the range of 10% to 15% compared to undertaking the same projects using traditional delivery models.

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