Canada Line - TunnelCast
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April, 2008: The last meter of ground falls away to finish 2.4 kilometer of running tunnels under Vancouver, British Columbia. The 19km Canada Line will link downtown Vancouver to the Vancouver Airport and the city of Richmond.

Snapshot

Canada Line Breakthrough Celebration

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
Contractor
SELI - SNC Lavalin JV
Bored running tunnels
TBM
LOVAT
Completion
November 2009