Our work on the Canada Line began with financing, design and much more. It has extended through every part of the project lifecycle, including procurement, construction and all the way to the operations and maintenance services we provide today.
The client needed the project finished before Vancouver welcomed the world for the Olympic Winter Games. Timelines were tight, with a project schedule of just 51 months. Our integrated approach encouraged communication and collaboration between the equity provider, designer, constructor and operations and maintenance team. More than 400 design, supply and construction contracts were efficiently managed and coordinated in this way. Our approach paid off, with construction ending some 110 days ahead of the deadline.
Procuring the best vehicles
The Canada Line needed to be served by its own unique vehicle fleet. Our comprehensive procurement process selected the most technically suitable vehicle for the best price. We were also responsible for developing performance specifications for the new rolling stock, carrying out design reviews and monitoring the fleet’s manufacturing, testing, and commissioning. The vehicles were delivered on time and on budget.
Ongoing optimization of the line
Numerous innovations have led to new tools on the Canada Line to support excellence in operations and asset management. For example, we’ve developed new systems to monitor train/track interface conditions in real time along the length of the line. Plotting the variations in traction conditions by location is helping us maintain extremely high availability performance.