Skanska to extend bay area rail line to San Jose

AP News
|
Posted: Jan 03, 2012 8:12 AM
Skanska to extend bay area rail line to San Jose

Swedish construction firm Skanska AB says its joint venture with Shimmick Construction and Herzog Contracting Corporation has won a $347 million (euro268 million) contract to build an extension to the Bay Area Rapid Transit rail system.

The project extends the rail system by 9.9 miles (16 kilometers) from Warm Springs Station in Fremont to San Jose, Calif.

Skanska said Tuesday that the extension includes two stations, six at-grade crossings and two above grade crossings. Work will start in February 2012 and is planned to be completed in spring 2016.