As part of an official trade visit to the United Kingdom, organisations and authorities responsible for some of Canada’s largest rail and transport infrastructure investments recently enjoyed a behind-the-scenes preview of Crossrail’s Farringdon station, set to become one of the busiest on London’s new Elizabeth Line.

The visit, hosted by Crossrail International’s Paul Dyson, Martin Buck, Martin Rowark and James Gray, included representatives from Access Planning, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), regional transit authority TransLink (for Metro Vancouver in British Columbia), Ontario’s procurement authority Infrastructure Ontario, and the City of Edmonton, Alberta.

“It’s always a pleasure to host visiting overseas delegations and to showcase the extraordinary achievements of the Crossrail project,” said Will Parkes, Director, Communications and Stakeholder Relations for Crossrail International. “We look forward to further discussions with Canada’s leading industry players and to building on our recent successes with Metrolinx in support of the GO Expansion programme, and Infrastructure Ontario for strategic planning of five major subway projects and programmes.”

The visiting infrastructure delegation was co-hosted by Jason Kee, Trade Commissioner at the High Commission of Canada in the UK, and Gilda Carbone, Senior Trade Officer at the Department for International Trade (DIT), providing a valuable forum for exploring trade and investment opportunities in Canada’s Rail and Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) sectors.


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