WSP in Canada announced that it has been subcontracted by AECOM to provide Technical Advisory Services for Metrolinx’s Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT) project.
Commencing in 2023, WSP in Canada’s rail and transit team will provide strategic guidance on how best to deliver the new 14-kilometre line, which will run from Eastgate Square to McMaster University through the downtown core.
“Our team is proud to be working alongside our partners from AECOM and Metrolinx, to help deliver this transformative light rail transit project. We look forward to using our extensive industry expertise to help deliver the best possible transit system for the people of Hamilton,” said Jennifer Verellen, senior vice president, Transportation Systems, WSP in Canada.
WSP in Canada’s advisory role will include a number of services, which will help Metrolinx in moving forward the project, which is set to provide Hamiltonians with reliable access to important destinations throughout the city.
“Hamilton is a thriving community that is undergoing a significant transformation, developing a diverse and prosperous local economy that is driving the city forward. We’re excited to be a part of the development of the new light rail transit system, which will help transform how people connect with places to live, work and play,” said Amir Abd El Halim, executive vice president, Regional Leader Ontario and the Atlantics, WSP in Canada.
Beyond the 17-stop, 14-kilometre transit line, the project is expected to result in the transformation of both private and public utilities throughout the corridor, intended to provide even greater benefits for Hamiltonians. Coupled with the light rail transit system, this will provide the infrastructure and resources needed for the sustainable growth of the community for years to come.
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