Ferrovial selected to build a subway line in Toronto (Canada)


  • It will be the Construction division’s largest-ever project
  • Construction of a rapid transit system 6.7 km in length with seven stations
  • The company has extensive experience in building rail projects in Paris, Madrid, London, Lisbon, Sydney, Porto and Santiago de Chile.

Ferrovial’s Construction division, in consortium with VINCI Construction Grands Projets, has been selected to design, build and finance a section of a subway line in Toronto (Canada). Metrolinx and the Toronto Transit Commission have selected the company to carry out a project that will link the Ontario Exhibition Place station in downtown Toronto to the Ontario Science Centre station. This the largest railway project to date for Ferrovial Construction.

The new Ontario Line South Civil is a fast stand-alone mass transit line 6.7 kilometers long, which will require the construction of 6 km of tunnels. Seven stations w

ill be built along the route, six of them underground. Construction is expected to commence next year and take seven years to complete.

“The Ontario Line South Civil contract will be Ferrovial Construction’s largest contract to be executed and delivered worldwide. To have a project of this size and scope as part of our company’s portfolio speaks volumes about the expertise and value we bring to some of the most complex and visible infrastructure projects in the world.”, said Ignacio Gastón, Ferrovial Construction CEO.

The over 227,500 people who live along this new subway line will benefit from shorter transit times.  The project will also improve passenger living standards by relieving congestion on the existing Line 1 (Yonge-University).

Extensive experience in large railway projects

Ferrovial has built over 190 kilometers of subway line and 168 stations, evidencing its position as one of the world leaders in the design and construction of large transportation infrastructure. It has carried out works in this field in various cities around the world, including Madrid, Lisbon, London, Sydney and Santiago de Chile, and was recently awarded the construction of a section of line 18 of Paris Metro, in France, linking Orly airport with Versailles Chantiers.

Ferrovial has been present in Canada for more than 20 years with iconic projects such as 407 ETR in Toronto. Highway 407 was the world’s first free-flow toll road. The company has also extended the highway in two phases — a 20-kilometer Phase 1 and a 32-kilometer section 2 — as well as replacing the old Nipigon Bridge (Ontario) with a new four-lane bridge.

Ferrovial awarded a section of the Murcia-Almería high-speed railway line for €171 million


  • The project consists of laying 31.3 kilometers of trackbed between Lorca and Pulpí
  • The work will be completed in 34 months
  • Ferrovial has built over 1,120 kilometers of high-speed railway line worldwide

Ferrovial, through its Construction division, has been awarded a contract to build the high-speed rail trackbed between Lorca (province of Murcia) and Pulpí (province of Almería), in Spain, for €171 million. The contract, to be executed in partnership with Acciona, covers a 31.3-kilometer section of the Murcia-Almería line, which is part of the Mediterranean Corridor.

The project consists of building a double-track high-speed trackbed between Pulpí (Almería) and Lorca (Murcia) and includes remodeling the Pulpí and Puerto Lumbreras stations and building a new station at Almendricos. Work will commence in the municipality of Lorca and will re-use 18.6 kilometers of the route of the existing Iberian gauge non-electrified single track line between Lorca and Águilas, while dismantling 20 kilometers of existing line.

The work includes construction of the Rincón tunnel and of ten viaducts and bridges of several types with a total length of 1,250 meters, plus another 28 structures. It is scheduled to be completed in 34 months.

Ferrovial Construction has played a key role in the development of Spain’s high-speed railway network, having been involved in building the main corridors. It is currently working on undergrounding the new rail access to Murcia and building the Pulpí-Vera trackbed on the Mediterranean Corridor, the trackbed of the Río Tiétar-Malpartida de Plasencia section of the Madrid-Extremadura high-speed line, and the access to La Sagrera station in Barcelona; as well as a number of infrastructure maintenance contracts. It also has a solid international presence, with contracts such as the construction of an 80-kilometer section of HS2, the UK’s high-speed rail project, between the Chilterns and Warwickshire, as well as Construction Package 4 of California High-Speed Rail.