Canada Line - TunnelCast
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August 17, 2009: 85,000 riders, many waiting more than two hours, climbed aboard the trains to celebrate the grand opening of Vancouver's new Canada Line metro system. The Can$2 billion project opened almost four months ahead of schedule.

Canada Line breakthrough - TunnelCast, April 2008
Canada Line mobilization and progress - TunnelTalk, March 2007

Snapshot

Canada Line opens ahead of schedule

Location
Vancouver, Canada
Project
19km rail link with 16 stations comprising:
2.2km bored tunnel, 7.3km cut-and-cover tunnels, and 8 cut-and-cover stations
Value
$1.9 billion ($2003)
Owner
Canada Line Rapid Transit Inc (CLCO)
PPP
InTransitBC concessionaire
SNC-Lavalin Inc majority owner
Tunnel
Twin tubes, 2.4km long, 6m o.d lined to a 5.3m i.d. with 6km of cut and cover work
Method
EPB TBM and cut-and-cover
Contractor
SNCP - SELI JV
Bored running tunnels
TBM
LOVAT
Opened
August 17, 2009