Ontario Construction News
Black & McDonald has been awarded a contract to work on early upgrades at Finch Station that will accommodate the new subway extension to Richmond Hill.
Upgrades at Finch Station are needed before the start of major construction on the Yonge North Subway Extension.
“We’re excited to bring a new partner on board to help us set the stage for major construction to begin,” says Metrolinx project sponsor Stephen Collins. “A lot of the work will be happening in parts of Finch Station that transit riders don’t usually see or notice when they ride the subway, but it’s very important work that will keep the project moving forward.”
Black & McDonald will complete improvements to the electrical system that powers the rails. New heavy-duty electrical cables will be installed from an existing traction power substation on Hendon Avenue to Finch station. Cables will be secured inside a protective casing and installed underground. A new fire department connection will also be installed near the intersection of Yonge Street and Hendon.
There will also be minor renovations and upgrades to the electrical rooms inside Finch Station to accommodate these additional power cables.
Changes to the existing track are needed to prepare the area to become part of the main subway line. This involves extending the waterless sprinkler system from the existing service tracks through the tail tracks, along with new cables and other equipment that will link the future subway extension into existing communications and support systems.