Transforming a major Canadian rail network

We have been selected to support a five-year programme to modernise one of Canada’s major rail networks. The Metrolinx Regional Express Rail (RER) programme will involve the electrification of the rapid transit system for the greater Toronto and Hamilton area in Ontario. This upgrade will increase capacity and reduce travel times for passengers.

Environmental and engineering consultancy CH2M has contracted us to carry out cost estimation, risk and claims management support for the Project Management Office (PMO). This will help ensure the safe and successful transformation of the fully operational rail network in Canada’s most populated regions.

We have been involved in other Metrolinx projects, including the Union Pearson Express (passenger rail service between Pearson airport and downtown Toronto) in a cost consulting role for Infrastructure Ontario.

Dominic Leadsom, Director, commented: “We are delighted to be working once again with CH2M, bringing our global expertise from delivering some of the most challenging major transit and rail programmes in the world, including Europe’s largest construction project – Crossrail in the UK.

”By defining and implementing controls, processes and procedures through the PMO, we will work closely with CH2M and Metrolinx to deliver the successful roll out of this network-wide programme.”

Doug Willoughby, CH2M’s Transportation Business Manager for Canada, added: “Our team at CH2M has fostered strong relationships throughout the Metrolinx organisation and we are pleased to have Turner & Townsend again as part of our team.

“We are deeply committed to understanding the project needs, which translates into a winning partnership for all involved. Every project we take on with Metrolinx is a chance to move the community forward one more step, and we see that as an incredible privilege.”