Union-Pearson Express Spur Line

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Ranking for 2014: 93

Industry Sector: Transit

Specific Sector: LRT

Range: 0 - $500,000,000

Project Value: $456,000,000

Government Funds Involved: Ministry of Transportation capital allotment to 
Metrolinx: $456 million

Funding Source: P3

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2015


A key component of Metrolinx\\\'s regional transportation plan, this dedicated airport express rail service will launch in spring 2015. It will connect Toronto’s Union Station to Toronto Pearson International Airport, the two busiest transportation hubs in Canada. Trains will depart every 15 minutes, stopping at both the Bloor and Weston GO stations and arriving at the airport within 25 minutes.

A new 3 km spur line is being built to connect the existing GO Kitchener rail corridor and Pearson\\\'s Terminal 1. The spur rises above major highways and roadways, with a highest elevation of about 28 metres. Upgrades to the 22 km of track shared with GO Transit Kitchener line trains were completed in 2014 as part of Metrolinx\\\'s Georgetown South project (previously a Top 100 project). New stations are now under construction at Union Station and Terminal 1, with significant upgrades to the existing Bloor and Weston GO Stations to enhance accessability and capacity.

All elements of construction are currently underway.

Union Station

EllisDon (general contractor); MMM Group (technical advisor and engineer of record); Zeidler Partnership Architects (design consultant)

Pearson Station and Spur

AirLINX Transit Partners (Aecon and Dufferin Construction JV); Arup (design advisor for the passenger screen doors); Adamson (architectural design consultant); MMM Group (technical advisor); Hatch Mott (independent certifier) EllisDon (general contractor for signals)

Bloor Station

Morrison Hershfield (architectural design/engineer of record); A Plus Contractors (contractor)

Weston Station

Grascan (contractor); AECOM (design/engineer of record); Amec (contract administrator); Moon Matz (technical advisor and electrical engineers)


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