Wood wins contract to expand commuter rail to Niagara Region in Canada
Wood has been awarded a contract to provide station facility design and construction services to expand Metrolinx’s GO Transit rail service to the Niagara Region. This expansion will reduce congestion and increase travel options for commuters by meeting the growing demand for transportation options to and from Niagara.
With Metrolinx planning to increase service to Niagara, this expansion will require the design, construction, and rehabilitation of stations and layover facilities, which will play a critical role in accommodating the increasing regional service demand. Weekday GO rail service between the future Confederation GO Station and the Niagara Region is anticipated in 2021, with service to Niagara Falls by 2023.
Wood will support the project with preliminary and detailed designs, storm water management, soils and materials remediation, construction supervision, contract administration, and post-construction services.
This important project aligns with our plan to continue growing our transportation infrastructure services and further strengthens our position as an industry leader in rail design. Urban transit and development needs are critical as our infrastructure customers seek increased capacity, intelligent transportation systems, and sustainable and resilient solutions to move people and goods. We look forward to delivering excellence on a project that will provide sustainable solutions for the community and further build our more than 40-year relationship with Metrolinx.