August 18, 2017

RFP issued for Hurontario light rail project

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INFRASTRUCTURE Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a request for proposals from three shortlisted consortia to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hurontario LRT project.

The project involves the construction of a 20km light rail line from Port Credit GO Transit station in Mississauga to Gateway Terminal at Steeles Avenue in Brampton. The line will have 22 stops and will connect with GO’s Milton and Lakeshore West commuter rail lines.

The three consortia comprise:
• Hurontario Light Rail Connection Partners which includes equity providers Cintra, Acciona, and Colas; constructors Acciona Infrastructure Canada, Ferrovial Agroman Canada, and Colas; designers Arup, Sener, and Grimshaw; and operation and maintenance providers RATP Dev, Acciona, Cintra, and Colas Rail
• Moblinx including equity providers Astaldi, John Laing, Hitachi-Ansaldo, Transdev and Amico Concessions; constructors Astaldi, Hitachi, and Amico; designers including Hitachi and Arcadis; operation maintenance and rehabilitation providers Transdev, Hitachi-Ansaldo and Astaldi, and
• Trillium Transit Partners including equity providers Kiewit, Meridiam and Keolis, five constructors and five designers, with Keolis Canada as the operator and maintainer.

IO and Metrolinx expect to award the contract next year. The project will be delivered using IO’s alternative financing and procurement model which transfers appropriate risk to the private sector.

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