(source: Infrastructure Ontario)
A Request for Proposals (RFP) has been issued to five prequalified teams to build and finance the Lakeshore East – East Corridor Expansion project, infrastructure upgrades required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Lakeshore East corridor.
Issued by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx, the RFP went to teams that were selected based on criteria identified in the Request for Qualifications process that began in March 2017. The prequalified teams are:
- EllisDon Infrastructure Transit (EDIT)
- Constructor: EllisDon Civil
- Financial Advisor: EllisDon Capital
Regional Rail Construction Partners (RRCP)
- Constructor: Kenaidan, Obayashi, Bot, and Brennan
- Financial Advisor: Rocklyn Capital Inc.
Golden Horseshoe Infrastructure Partnership
- Constructor: Ferrovial Agroman Canada Inc and Coco Paving Inc.
- Financial Advisor: TD Securities Inc.
Steel Head Construction
- Constructor: Aecon and Dufferin Construction Company
- Financial Advisor: Scotiabank
Graham Commuter Rail Solutions
- Constructor: Graham Construction
- Financial Advisor: Graham Capital Partners
A successful bidder is expected to be announced in summer 2018.
The scope of work for the Lakeshore East – East Corridor Expansion project includes:
- Right-of-Way (ROW) works to construct 11km of third track infrastructure between Beechgrove Road and Durham Junction
- Expansion and upgrade of two rail bridges at Rouge River and Highland Creek
- Expansion and rehabilitation of existing culverts
- Construction of retaining walls to support additional track grading for the corridor
This work will allow for increased GO rail service on the Lakeshore East line and will support the Province’s GO Regional Express Rail (RER) initiative.
GO RER is a plan to provide faster and more frequent service on the GO Transit Rail Network with electrification of core segments. Weekly trips across the entire GO Rail Network are expected to grow from about 1,500 to nearly 6,000 by 2024-25, representing a doubling of peak service and quadrupling of off-peak service.