Some Mafex members with urban transport projects in Canada.
IDOM Consulting, Engineering, Architecture, a leading European firm providing professional engineering services in these fields, is an independent company founded in 1957. IDOM has an office in the city of Mississagua, Canada. Having designed over 764 km of tram lines in more than 42 cities in 19 countries (Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Ecuador, China, Algeria, Macedonia, among others), IDOM firm has extensive experience in developing urban light rail transit (LRT) projects. We have provided support to international contractors in tendering for projects in Canada, such as the Ottawa LRT, Eglinton LRT…
IDOM’s activity in Canada is not limited to railway infrastructure. We have also participated in large-scale projects in country such as a 2×40 MW Biomass Plant in British Columbia or the White River hydraulic Project. This means that as an engineering firm, IDOM has a deep knowledge of the region and its regulations.
◗ NEM SOLUTIONS
TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) and NEM Solutions work together in the early detection of wheel defects thanks to the installation of two WILD (Wheel Impact Load Detection) systems and the advanced railway wheel wear management tool A.U.R.A wheel. The WILD systems supplied by NEM Solutions are installed in the YUS Line (Yonge-University-Spadina) and the BD Line (Bloor-Danforth). AURA wheel (the world’s most advanced railway wheel wear management platform, with over 58 million wheel measurements, and counting) and NEM Solutions enable advanced railway wheel wear management thanks to expert industry knowledge that results in the optimization of life cycles.
CETEST performed ride quality and vibrations testing on Diesel Multiple Units manufactu- red by Japanese manufacturer Nippon Sharyo for Metrolinx Toronto. The aim was to check that the vehicle had a smooth ride without abnormal vibration during the operation on the ser- vice track.
◗ ALSTOM SPAIN
Alstom Spain, from its Information Technologies Solution Centre located in Madrid, is developing the passenger safety and information system for Ottawa’s new light rail system, which Alstom is developing in consortium with ACS.
Alstom Spain’s engineering centre and technology laboratories are responsible for designing and running the central system that will manage video surveillance, public address and passenger information displays, both in the stations and on the trains. It will also implement the internal wireless communications network (radio communications based on TETRA) for operations and maintenance.
Overall, the system will ensure safety of passengers who will use the first light rail network of the Canadian city, which will begin operating in 2018. The technology developed by the Alstom Spain teams has the capacity to simultaneously manage million pieces of data regarding the status of the lines, incidents at stations, alterations in electrical power supply, operational management, schedules and safety warnings, thereby providing information in real time to both the passengers and the operator.
SICE has been awared of the integrated controls and communication equipment in the expanded wilson yard and new wilson yard substation north in Toronto. The Toronto-York Spadina Subway Exten- sion Project is undertaking an extension of the existing Spadina Subway Line from Downsview Station, in the City of Toronto, to the Vaughan Corporate Centre.
To accommodate the extra trains required by the subway extension, extra storage tracks are required to store the trains in Wilson Yard. In this project, SICE is in charge of the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of communication equipment, that includes 26 Harsh Environment Telephone, 21 Emergency Trip Switchs and Emergency Trip Control Cabinet, Station Control System Cabinet, RF radiant and non-radiant coaxial cable and Fiber optic cable and Fiber Optic Cabinets.