WSP to design Union Station Enhancement Project
January 31, 2022
Construction is expected to begin early this year.
Today, with Infrastructure Ontario’s (IO’s) support, transit agency Metrolinx has signed a project alliance agreement (PAA) with ONTrack Alliance to deliver the Union Station Enhancement Project (USEP).
The scope of work involves the construction of:
- new platforms with canopies and vertical access elements, such as stairs and elevators.
- two new tracks to allow for future passenger train speed up to 72 km/h (45 mph), with associated signal works.
- a concourse area below the new platforms that will connect the York, Bay and Via Concourses, Union Square and Scotiabank Galleria.
- stormwater management and other building systems.
The PAA follows a November 2020 alliance development agreement (ADA) to design, schedule and cost the USEP. As a result of that process, ONTrack Alliance expects to deliver the project for a target cost of $262 million.
Construction is expected to begin early this year and to be completed in fall of 2025.