Broadway Subway Extension

Rank 2021


Industry Sector: Transit

Project Type: LRT

Project Value: $2.83 billion

Funding Source: Public

Federal Funding: $888.4 million

Provincial Funding: $1.82 billion

Municipal Funding: City of Vancouver: $99.8 million (in-kind land contribution), Phase 1 Mayors' Vision plan: $17 million

Province: British Columbia

City / Region: Vancouver

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2025

The Broadway Subway Extension will see the addition of six underground stations and 5.7 kilometres of track to the Millenium Line. The extension will run from VCC-Clark Station to Arbutus Street. The line will replace the existing B-line bus service, increasing transit capacity in the corridor by 250 per cent.

In September of 2018, the provincial and federal governments announced more than $3 billion in funding for both this and the Surrey LRT project. 

In September 2020, the Acciona-Ghelia Joint Venture was awarded the contract to design, build, and partially-finance the project at a value of $1.728 billion. Early construction works got underway before the end of 2020.  

Project Owner: TransLink

Engineer: Hatch; Wood (consulting)

P3 Team Members/Project Team: DBF Team: Acciona-Ghella Joint Venture • Proponent: Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc./Ghella Canada Ltd. Design-build contractor: Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc./Ghella Canada Ltd. Design contractor: IBI Professional Services (Canada) Inc./DIALOG BC Architecture Engineering Interior Design Planning Inc./Mott MacDonald Canada Ltd./Ingenieria Especializada de Obra Civil e Industrial, S.A. Systems integration contractor: Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc./Ghella Canada Ltd./Parsons Inc. Tunnel contractor: Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc./Ghella Canada Ltd.

Other Key Players: Golder; McElhanney (assessment and surveying services); Aon (risk advisor); Morrison Hershfield; Hanscomb (cost consultant)

2020 Rank: 23

2019 Rank: 20


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