Builders of Toronto light rail line sue for more money, time to finish project

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TORONTO — The companies building the Eglinton Crosstown light rail line, a $5.3-billion (Canadian) project, have begun legal action seeking more money and time to complete the 19-kilometer (11.8-mile) line.

The route through midtown Toronto will include a central underground section with surface running at either end. It is scheduled to open in fall 2021.

The Toronto Globe and Mail reports that the consortium of companies building the line have filed a “notice of motion” alleging that that  actions by regional transit agency Metrolinx and others have delayed the project. A spokeswoman for the consortium confirmed the filing to the newspaper but would not elaborate. Metrolinx has 30 days to respond.

As reported by the Globe and Mail, the filing says Metrolinx and the other defendants breached the terms of the construction agreement and that events which have delayed work were“beyond the reasonable control” of the builders. Many of the delays, it says, stemmed from “the actions and inactions” of the defendants.

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