Bombardier Transportation has won a C$90.7m ($91.2m) contract from the Government of British Columbia (BC) in Canada and TransLink to deliver 28 SkyTrain cars for the new Evergreen Line and the existing Expo and Millennium lines.
The new SkyTrain cars will be operated by Vancouver’s transport authority TransLink on the Evergreen Line following its completion in 2016.
Canada-based SNC-Lavalin (SNC) won a C$1.4bn ($1.43bn) contract from the BC Government in October 2012 to design and build theEvergreen Line Rapid Transit project.
SNC-Lavalin is leading a team of companies for the project, including Graham Building Services, International Bridge Technologies, Jacobs Associates Canada, Rizzani de Eccher, S.E.L.I. Canada, SNC-Lavalin Constructors (Pacific), SNC-Lavalin Constructors (Western) and MMM Group.
The BC Government is providing C$583m ($594m) for the project, while the Canadian Government is contributing C$417m ($425m) and Translink C$400m ($408m).
The Evergreen Line project, which will be integrated into Vancouver’s SkyTrain system, will link the cities of Burnaby, Port Moody and Coquitlam with an 11km light rapid transit line.
The project will also include a two-kilometre bored tunnel, seven stations, power substations and parking facilities, train operating systems, vehicle storage and a light maintenance facility.
The new line will also provide a direct link to the Millennium Line, with connections to the Expo and Canada lines, West Coast Express and regional bus systems.
Image: Bombardier’s SkyTrain cars will be run by TransLink on the Evergreen Line that will connect the cities of Burnaby, Port Moody and Coquitlam.