Kitchener Corridor GO Expansion

Rank 2021


Image Credit: Toronto Transit

Industry Sector: Transit

Project Type: Rail

Project Value: $1.534 billion

Funding Source: Public

Provincial Funding: $1.534 billion

Province: Ontario

City / Region: Toronto to Kitchener

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2019

Improvements to the Kitchener GO rail network is one of 10 projects that comprise the $13.5-billion Regional Express Rail redevelopment. The overall project aims at upgrading and improving the rail lines, stations, and technology, as well as the electrification of core segments. Significant improvements to this corridor are needed in order to provide two-way, all-day service between Kitchener and Bramalea GO. Work is currently underway on a multi-level parking structure and Bramalea to accommodate future growth, and the Highway 401/409 tunnel is in the implementation phase.

Project Owner: Metrolinx

Contractor: DBF Team (Highway 401 Rail Tunnel)—EllisDon Capital Inc., STRABAG Inc., EllisDon Civil Ltd., STRABAG Inc.; WSP Canada Inc., Dr. Sauer & Partners, Wood PLC (design)

Other Key Players: 4-Transit JV (technical advisory services): Hatch, Parsons, WSP; CIMA+ (utilities relocation); Golder; Morrison Hershfield; Gannett Fleming; Comtech (program/project consulting); Infrastructure Ontario (procurement lead); Rider Levett Bucknall

Legal: Norton Rose Fulbright (advisor to IO)

2019 Rank: 37

2018 Rank: 31


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