GO Expansion Projects – On Corridor

Ranking for 2020: 1

Industry Sector: Transit

Specific Sector: Rail

Range: $15.334 billion +

Project Value: $15,334,000,000

Government Funds Involved: Public

Funding Source: Public

Location: Ontario

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2025

The GO Expansion Projects – On Corridor work consists of the core infrastructure and services that will allow Metrolinx’s rail corridor to run two-day, all-day service at a frequency of every 15 minutes, throughtout the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) network.

The scope of the work, as defined by Infrastructure Ontario through the procurement process, 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.

The four prequalified consortiums were announced on May 30, 2019. The proposal process is underway, and is expected to be completed in 2020. The project is expected to be completed in late 2025.

Four consortiums qualify for RFP
The May 2019 announcement of the prequalified teams for the RFP were:

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

Project Owner: Metrolinx

Project/Construction Manager: Infrastructure Ontario