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Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension project wins Bentley award

February 27, 2012

The Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension Project recently won Bentley’s Be Inspired Award for Innovation in Rail and Transit. Presented at the Be Inspired awards gala in Amsterdam, the award honored the C$730 million project for its ability to “demonstrate innovation in the rail and transit lifecycle, ranging from data collection and design to maintenance and capital project planning.”

The project included the design of a 6.7-km tunnel segment for an extension of the York-Spadina Subway in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The twin-bore tunnels pass under buildings, railways, highways, waterways, and utilities to connect six subway stations. Hatch Mott MacDonald realized significant cost benefits by using Bentley software to design the tunnel lining system, six emergency exit buildings, and seven tunneled cross passages.

Finalists in the category shared common goals of driving down maintenance costs, improving asset knowledge and reliability, managing rail real estate, renewing and reconfiguring existing infrastructure, designing and delivering new infrastructure, and planning urban integration.

An independent panel of jurors, made up of Bentley users, journalists and industry experts, selected the winners from 57 finalists.

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