SYSTRA to play major role in Canadian metro line project
SYSTRA has been selected to work with a group of companies as Technical Advisor for the Ontario Line, a proposed driverless metro line on the Toronto subway, in the city of Toronto, Canada.
A major role for SYSTRA in a strategic transit plan
The SYSTRA team is leading on the Train Control and Rolling stock scope of the project and is playing a key role in system integration for the Ontario Line, the largest single expansion in Toronto’s subway history and one of four projects announced in the Province of Ontario’s 2019 Budget as part of its Subway Transit Plan for the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area. The line is intended to serve fast-growing areas such as Liberty Village, as well as underserviced priority neighbourhoods including Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park.
Samuel Derosiaux, Executive Vice President, Transit noted: “This Ontario line project is the first major project for SYSTRA in Toronto. It confirms SYSTRA’s winning strategy in Canada following the major successes achieved in recent months such as the Quebec tramway, Réno Systèmes, the new LRT in Montreal and the Longueuil tramway.”
Selva Chelliah, Vice President – Systems, Transit at SYSTRA Canada added: “The Ontario Line represents an exciting investment for Toronto, and we are delighted to have been chosen to work on such a significant project. This is a great opportunity for the teams involved, based in Toronto, Montreal and Paris, to make the most of SYSTRA’s collaborative approach.”
The Ontario Line will have economic and social benefits in the form of community growth and job creation opportunities along the future line and will provide 154,000 more people with walking distance access to rapid transit. The line will provide relief for the existing subway system, reduce daily travel times and have a positive effect on traffic congestion.