Hurontario LRT

Rank 2020

16

Industry Sector: Transit

Range $4.6 billion

Specific Sector: LRT

Project Value: $4,600,000,000

Government Funds Involved: P3

Funding Source: P3

Location Ontario

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2024

The Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project will bring 20 kilometres of fast, reliable, rapid transit to the cities of Mississauga and Brampton along the Hurontario corridor. New, modern light rail vehicles will travel in a dedicated right-of-way and serve 22 stops with connections to GO Transit’s Milton and Lakeshore West rail lines, Mississauga MiWay, Brampton Züm, and the Mississauga Transitway BRT. Funded through a $1.4 billion commitment from the Province of Ontario, the Hurontario LRT is a signature project of the Moving Ontario Forward plan.

The Hurontario LRT will be significant benefit to the communities of Mississauga and Brampton, and be an integral component of the GTHA’s broader transportation network.

Mobilinx Transit Solutions was named the preferred proponent for the project in August 2019, with financial close on the $4.6-billion contract reached in October. Construction will begin in 2020.

Project Owner: Metrolinx

Project/Construction Manager: Infrastructure Ontario

P3 Team Members/Project Team: Applicant Lead: John Laing, Astaldi, Hitachi, Transdev, Amico Concessions, Salini Impregilo Construction: Astaldi, Hitachi, Amico, Bot, Salini Impregilo Design: IBI Group, Hitachi, Morrison Hershfield, Arcadis, Daoust Lestage, EXP Operation, Maintenance & Rehabilitation Provider: Transdev, Hitachi, Astaldi, Salini ImpregiloFinancial Advisor: National Bank, HSBC

Engineer: SNC-Lavalin (project lead) with Steer Davies Gleave (preliminary engineering); AECOM (technical advisory services)

Other Key Players: DIALOG (urban design); Dufferin Construction; Golder (preliminary geotechnical services); Hanscomb (preliminary design engineer’s cost consultant); Hatch; LEA Group (ITS); Aon (owner advisor and construction insurance broker); AECOM (owner’s representative/technical advisor); EY (financial and transaction advisory); Morrison Hershfield (transit O&M advisors); AGAT Labs; Comtech (program/project consulting); DECAST; RLB; Jacobs (program mgmt.); INTECH Risk Management; Arcadis (environmental services); Deloitte (financial advisor)

Supplier Other: DECAST (precast infrastructure)

Legal: Borden Ladner Gervais (legal advisor); Torys (acted for lender)

Transmission Line Length (km): 23

2019 Rank: 16

2018 Rank: 36

2017 Rank: 33

2016 Rank: 29

2015 Rank: 30

2014 Rank: 25

Image Credit: Public consultation via lrt-mississauga.brampton.ca