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Calgary West Light Rail Transit

Calgary, AB

Contract Value:

$363 million

Prime Consultant:

SNC Lavalin

Project Owner:

City of Calgary

Contract Format:

Design-Build

Completion Date:

December 2012

Contract Duration:

34 months

Working with joint venture partner SNC-Lavalin Constructors (Western) Inc., Graham completed the civil and infrastructure works for the construction of an 8km Light Rapid Transit line in Calgary’s inner city. The alignment extends west from the current west end of 7th Avenue downtown Calgary to 69 Street SW. Overall the scope of work involved underground, ground-level, trenched and elevated structures, six train stations, and three pedestrian bridges. The work also included a major highway interchange, four roadway bridge structures, multiple active intersection realignments, utility work, roadwork, trackwork, nine traction-power substations, signals and communication systems, cut and cover tunnel system, park-and-ride facilities and the testing and commissioning of the LRT system.

Graham’s scope of work on the design-build project included: construction of a 4km at-grade guideway; 1.5km of elevated guideway; and 2.5km of tunnel and trench guideway. Graham also built the structures for four stations, including Calgary’s first underground station, and four substations. This was the first Infrastructure joint venture project of this magnitude that was entirely run on Graham’s Toolbox system.