Montreal Metro Blue Line East Extension

Rank 2022

19

Image Credit: STM

Industry Sector: Transit

Project Type: LRT

Project Value: $4.462 billion

Funding Source: Public

Province: Quebec

City / Region: Montreal

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2026

The Blue Line Extenson project will add 5.8-kilometres of track and five new stations to the current 12-station Blue Line, one of four Metro lines that runs through the Greater Montreal Area. The extension will run along Jean-Talon Street, ending at the Galeries D’Anjou shopping mall next to Highway 25. In 2019, funding support from the federal government was announced, with one-third of the proposed project price ($1.3 billion) allocated. However, two months earlier it was reported that the cost of the project could escalate by $600 million, to $4.5 billion, based on increased expropriation and tax bill costs. This is incorrect. The cost of the approved project was 4.462 billion. The “based on increased expropriation” increases subsequently occurred, which was one of the causes of the ongoing cost and scope review. In 2022, the project business plan is expected to approved, along with procurement of the tunnel boring and work is expected to start in the fall.

Project Owner: Société de transport de Montréal

Engineer: EXP (JV for engineering services); Tetra Tech (owner’s engineer)

Project/Construction Manager: ARTM

Other Key Players: AECOM; EY (business case advisor); Englobe

2022 Rank: 19

2021 Rank: 19

2020 Rank: 17

2019 Rank: 15

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