Thales to provide CBTC solution for Toronto’s Finch West LRT

Mosaic Transit Group consortium, responsible for Toronto’s Finch West LRT, awarded Thales a contract for the delivery of SelTrac CBTC system for the new LRT line.
The Finch West LRT in northwest Toronto will have a length of 11 km served by 18 stops. It is a project owned by Metrolinx and, starting 2023, will be operated by Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). Mosaic Transit Group won the contract on the design, build, finance and maintain the LRT network. CAD 2.5 billion (USD 1.9 billion) is the value of the contract which includes a 30-year maintenance service agreement.
The LRT will run in a semi-exclusive lane along Finch Avenue. This consists of a below-grade terminal stop at Humber College, 16 surface stops, as well as an underground interchange station at Keele Street that connects with the new Finch West Subway Station on the Toronto-York Spadina metro extension. The project also includes a maintenance and storage facility for the LRVs and other required components, such as trackworks, signalling, communications, and public infrastructure.
In 2017, Alstom was awarded a CAD 529 million (USD 400 million) contract for the supply of 61 Citadis Spirit LRVs, with an option for more vehicles. The 100% low-floor LRVs will have a 48-m length with a capacity of 336 passengers each, of which 120 seats.

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