Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) have selected global design firm Stantec to provide technical advisory services for the 11-mile, 19-station Hurontario Light Rail Transit project, which will link the GO Transit Lakeshore West Line Port Credit regional rail station in Mississauga with Brampton Gateway Terminal. The project also includes an OMS (operations, maintenance and storage) facility at Highway 407.
The Mobilinx consortium, consisting of Hitachi Rail, Astaldi Canada Enterprises Inc., Salini-Impregilo S.p.A., John Laing Investments Limited, Transdev North America, Inc. and Amico Concessions Inc. and Bot Engineering & Construction Ltd., has signed a C$4.6 billion DBFOM (design, build, finance, operate and maintain) contract with Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx for the Hurontario LRT. The contract value includes approximately C$2.1 billion in total capital construction costs.
Light rail projects continue to advance in Canada’s Ontario Province, as years of planning, investment and construction gradually come to fruition. And Toronto’s vintage ALRVs have finally been retired.
Metrolinx, the Government of Ontario’s transit funding, planning and construction agency, recently announced cutbacks to the Hurontario Light Rail project in. The stated reason for the changes was to help reduce Ontario’s multi-billion-dollar budget deficit.
The procurement process for two Metrolinx new-build light rail transit (LRT) projects in the GTHA (Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area) have advanced significantly.