Press release15 May 2020
The city of Ottawa has selected East West Connectors, a joint venture led by Kiewit (60%) and VINCI (40%) through its subsidiaries Eurovia, VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Dodin Campenon Bernard, to build the extension to the Confederation Line, one of the two lines in Stage 2 of Ottawa’s O-Train light rail transit (LRT) system.
The contract, worth €1.7 billion, covers design, construction and financing of 27.5 km of infrastructure to extend the Confederation Line to the west and east. Drawing on the expertise of the various entities, VINCI, in a joint venture with Kiewit, will build 4 km of cut-and-cover tunnels, 20 engineering structures, 16 stations and a maintenance centre. It will also undertake localized widening of 12 km of motorway to permit LRT system construction and provide the associated systems such as the power supply, supervision and voice-data-image system, signalling and train control system.
In addition to the Confederation Line extension, Stage 2 of the Ottawa O-Train includes extending the Trillium Line to the north and south. When Stage 2 is brought into service in 2025, the O-Train LRT will stretch over almost 64 km and have 41 stations. It will provide rapid and reliable rail service to nearly 80% of Ottawa’s population and carry up to 48,000 one-way passengers a day during peak periods.