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Four teams to bid for GO Rail Expansion project

The pre-qualified teams will be bidding to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the infrastructure for the largest capital project in the GO Expansion program.

May 31, 2019  CCE


(source: Infrastructure Ontario)

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx announced four teams have been prequalified to bid on the On-Corridor Works project as part of the GO Rail Expansion program. A Request for Proposals (RFP) will be sent to the pre-qualified teams who will be bidding to design, build, finance, operate and maintain (DBFOM) the infrastructure for the largest capital project in the GO Expansion program.

“We have strong teams bidding on the project combining proven international and local experience,” said Infrastructure Ontario president/CEO Ehren Cory in a media release. “We look forward to seeing their innovative proposals to build and operate the GO Rail Expansion program for the benefit of the entire region.”

The prequalified teams are:


  • Applicant Lead: SNC-Lavalin Capital, Siemens Project Ventures, Keolis
  • Construction Team: SNC-Lavalin, Siemens
  • Design Team: SNC-Lavalin, Siemens, Balfour Beatty Rail
  • Operations & Maintenance Team: Keolis SNCF, SNC-Lavalin, Siemens
  • Financial Advisor: National Bank

MTR Kiewit Partners

  • Applicant Lead: MTR, Kiewit
  • Construction Team: MTR, Kiewit
  • Design Team: MTR, Arup, Mott Macdonald
  • Operations & Maintenance Team: MTR
  • Financial Advisor: Scotiabank

ONcore Transit

  • Applicant Lead: ACS
  • Construction Team: Dragados Canada
  • Design Team: AECOM, Sener
  • Operations & Maintenance Team: ACSIC, RATP Dev, Bombardier
  • Financial Advisor: Astris Finance and Rubicon

ONxpress Transportation Partners

  • Applicant Lead: Aecon Concessions, John Holland, Meridiam Infrastructure, Alstom Transport Canada
  • Construction Team: Aecon IM, John Holland, Alstom
  • Design Team: WSP, Hatch, Alstom
  • Operations & Maintenance Team: Deutsche Bahn, John Holland, Aecon O&M
  • Financial Advisor: RBC Dominion Securities

The scope of the On Corridor Works project includes: operation of train services including train driving; timetable planning, train control and dispatch for all operators across the GO-owned rail network; design, build, finance, integration, maintenance, rehabilitation or renewal of the railway corridor (civil infrastructure, tracks, systems, signaling, rolling stock, etc.); refurbishment, maintenance, servicing and cleaning of all rolling stock and procurement of new rolling stock; construction of new maintenance and train storage and/or layover facilities; reconstruction of Union Station track and platforms; and compliance with Metrolinx safety, security and emergency management policies.





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