Mass Transit

SNC-Lavalin's Mass Transit Group specializes in the efficient, cost-effective delivery of rail-based rapid transit projects, particularly light rail, conventional heavy rail and advanced automated systems.

SNC-Lavalin is an independent transit developer, not aligned with any component manufacturer or supplier. This autonomy empowers SNC-Lavalin to work with owner-preferred service and equipment providers, procure equipment from multiple sources and secure competitive pricing and financing.

SNC-Lavalin has worldwide experience in developing rail transit systems, and an established international network of permanent offices, allowing for both local knowledge and global scope. SNC-Lavalin can provide services for all phases of its clients' projects, including planning, financing, design, systems integration, project management, construction, testing and commissioning, operations and maintenance. This total-solutions approach results in single-point project responsibility and integrated delivery of all services, civil infrastructure, electrical systems, mechanical systems and other project elements.

SNC-Lavalin's success in the mass transit industry is due to this all-encompassing approach, and to its high standards for safety, customer service, staff training and work processes that incorporate quality on all levels.

Projects Contacts

Canada Line Rapid Transit System

Réseau de transport en commun rapide Canada Line
The Canada Line rapid transit system, which connects the cities of Vancouver and Richmond with the Vancouver International Airport, opened to the public on August 17, 2009 and more than three months ahead of schedule. Our company built the entire 19-km automated system, including an underground tunnel through Vancouver, an elevated guideway over the Fraser River to Richmond, 16 stations, and an operations and maintenance centre. Client: Canada Line Rapid Transit Inc.

Country : Canada

Montreal Metro Extension to Laval

The project consists of extending the current Montreal metro line to the City of Laval. The work includes the construction of 5.2 km tunnel with 400 m under the river, three stations, eight auxiliary structures, an underground garage, a fire protection training centre, two bus stations and parking lots.Client: Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (AMT)

Country : Canada

Puy-De-Dôme (France) Cog Railway

Design, construction and operation of a 5.3 km electric cog railway linking the base of the Puy-de-Dôme to its summit at a maximum gradient of 16.5%, and capable of carrying 1,200 passengers per hour. Client: Conseil Général du Puy-de-Dôme

Country : France

Reims and Orléans Tramway Projects

We are using our expertise in historical site work on the Reims and Orléans tramway projects. Both involve narrow confines and heritage surroundings, as well as the replacement of numerous unsightly overhead power lines with sophisticated ground-level power supply systems.

Country : France

Vancouver SkyTrain

Vancouver's SkyTrain system marked the world's first use of elevated guideways in urban areas. SNC-Lavalin played a key role throughout the development, project management, design and construction of all three completed phases of this 29-km, fully automated system. The system is composed of elevated, at-grade and depressed sections and features an elevated guideway that is fully integrated with the mechanical and electrical systems. SNC-Lavalin oversaw the project and design management of SkyTrain's initial phases and held key positions within the project office. SNC-Lavalin's scope of work included detailed design of five stations and five km of guideway; conceptual design and route alignment studies for Phase II; and alignment design during Phases II and III. Additionally, during Phase II, SNC-Lavalin was the successful designer in a design competition for the south approach to SkyBridge. In 1986, upon completion of Phase I, SkyTrain represented the most advanced transit technology in the world. Fourteen years later, the system remains a world leader. Client: British Columbia Rapid Transit Company Ltd.

Country : Canada

Calgary LRT Extensions, Calgary, Canada

SNC-Lavalin has been awarded the design and construction of the Calgary LRT West extension. The project consists of an 8-km alignment, 6 passenger stations and 9 traction power substations. The company has also provided trackwork design, electrical and mechanical engineering, and project management services for three other major extensions to the Calgary LRT system.

Country : Canada

Canada Line Rapid Transit System

Réseau de transport en commun rapide Canada Line
The Canada Line rapid transit system, which connects the cities of Vancouver and Richmond with the Vancouver International Airport, opened to the public on August 17, 2009 and more than three months ahead of schedule. Our company built the entire 19-km automated system, including an underground tunnel through Vancouver, an elevated guideway over the Fraser River to Richmond, 16 stations, and an operations and maintenance centre. Client: Canada Line Rapid Transit Inc.

Montreal Metro Extension to Laval

The project consists of extending the current Montreal metro line to the City of Laval. The work includes the construction of 5.2 km tunnel with 400 m under the river, three stations, eight auxiliary structures, an underground garage, a fire protection training centre, two bus stations and parking lots.Client: Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (AMT)

Puy-De-Dôme (France) Cog Railway

Design, construction and operation of a 5.3 km electric cog railway linking the base of the Puy-de-Dôme to its summit at a maximum gradient of 16.5%, and capable of carrying 1,200 passengers per hour. Client: Conseil Général du Puy-de-Dôme

Reims and Orléans Tramway Projects

We are using our expertise in historical site work on the Reims and Orléans tramway projects. Both involve narrow confines and heritage surroundings, as well as the replacement of numerous unsightly overhead power lines with sophisticated ground-level power supply systems.

Vancouver SkyTrain

Vancouver's SkyTrain system marked the world's first use of elevated guideways in urban areas. SNC-Lavalin played a key role throughout the development, project management, design and construction of all three completed phases of this 29-km, fully automated system. The system is composed of elevated, at-grade and depressed sections and features an elevated guideway that is fully integrated with the mechanical and electrical systems. SNC-Lavalin oversaw the project and design management of SkyTrain's initial phases and held key positions within the project office. SNC-Lavalin's scope of work included detailed design of five stations and five km of guideway; conceptual design and route alignment studies for Phase II; and alignment design during Phases II and III. Additionally, during Phase II, SNC-Lavalin was the successful designer in a design competition for the south approach to SkyBridge. In 1986, upon completion of Phase I, SkyTrain represented the most advanced transit technology in the world. Fourteen years later, the system remains a world leader. Client: British Columbia Rapid Transit Company Ltd.

Calgary LRT Extensions, Calgary, Canada

SNC-Lavalin has been awarded the design and construction of the Calgary LRT West extension. The project consists of an 8-km alignment, 6 passenger stations and 9 traction power substations. The company has also provided trackwork design, electrical and mechanical engineering, and project management services for three other major extensions to the Calgary LRT system.