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    Toronto metro project preferred bidders selected


    CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have announced the preferred proponents for the Toronto Ontario Line metro project’s Civil, Stations & Tunnel (South) and Rolling Stock, Systems, Operations & Maintenance PPP contracts. Ontario Transit Group and Connect 6ix each ranked first after the evaluation of the requests ...

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    O-Train extension systems integration support contract awarded


    CANADA: Ricardo has been appointed to provide systems integration verification services for the southern extension of Ottowa’s DMU-operated O-Train Line 2. Services on the 6 km line from Bayview to Greenboro were suspended in May 2020 to enable engineering work for the extension south to Limebank, ...

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    Southwest Ontario passenger rail study


    CANADA: The federal government is to call tenders shortly for the appointment of an external adviser to assist with exploring options for upgrading passenger rail services in southwestern Ontario. The adviser will analyse passenger demand and route options, submitting a final report by the end of ...

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    Two shortlisted for Calgary Green Line project


    CANADA: Two consortia have been shortlisted for a contract to design and build the first phase of Calgary’s Green Line light rail project, covering the 18 km from Shepard to Eau Claire with 13 stops. They are: Bow Transit Connectors: Barnard Constructors of Canada, LP, ...

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    Hudson Bay Railway upgrade funding announced


    CANADA: The federal and provincial governments have announced funding for significant enhancements as well as operation and maintenance of the Hudson Bay Railway. Operated by the Arctic Gateway Group partnership of First Nation and northern communities, the Hudson Bay Railway provides the only affordable year-round all-weather ...

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    Canada: Generational change will transform travel


    A multi-billion dollar investment programme will change the way people use public transport in Canada’s most populated area, with GO Expansion bringing frequent all-day electric train services to routes across the Toronto region.

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    AIMCo to acquire Cando Rail & Terminals


    CANADA: Alberta Investment Management Corp has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 100% equity stake in Cando Rail & Terminals Ltd from the rail freight group’s employees and private equity investor TorQuest. Manitoba-based Cando was founded in 1978 and now operates more than 40 industrial ...

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    Hudson Bay Railway permafrost study funded


    CANADA: Current and future permafrost conditions along the Hudson Bay Railway corridor to Churchill in Manitoba are to be studied by the University of Calgary with C$4·4m of funding from the National Trade Corridors Fund. The results will be used to develop strategies to ensure the ...

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    Canadian measures to address effects of climate change on rail


    CANADA: Transport Canada has announced a Rail Climate Change Adaptation Programme to provide up to C$2·2m of co-funding for to support research and development activity to address the impacts of climate change on the rail sector.

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    CN to deploy Wabtec dispatching software


    NORTH AMERICA: Canadian National is to become the launch customer for Wabtec’s Precision Dispatch System, in a move which the supplier says represents ‘a major step toward network automation for CN and the entire rail industry.’ PDS is designed to control the movements of trains safely ...

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    Cando sells Quasar rail software platform


    CANADA: Short line and freight services group Cando Rail & Terminals has sold its Quasar rail logistics software platform to Trinity Industries. Cando started Quasar in 2017 with the aim of developing a cloud-based yard management application, and said the sale would allow the platform to ...

  • VIA Rail’s High Frequency Rail proposal would enhance inter-city services on the Québec – Montréal – Ottawa – Toronto corridor.

    VIA Rail President & CEO steps down


    CANADA: Cynthia Garneau resigned as President & CEO of VIA Rail with effect from May 20. Chief Commercial Affairs Officer Martin Landry has been appointed to ‘ensure business continuity’ at the national passenger train operator. ‘After three wonderful years of diverse achievements, exciting challenges, and enriching ...

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    Ontario Northland to overhaul GO Transit coaches


    CANADA: Greater Toronto area transport authority Metrolinx has awarded Ontario Northland a C$109m contract to refurbish 56 of GO Transit’s BiLevel commuter rail coaches at its Remanufacturing & Repair Centre in North Bay. The overhaul of the double-deck coaches will include structural work and renewed or ...

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    Electric locos and ERTMS confirmed in Toronto’s GO Expansion programme


    CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and the ONxpress Transportation Partners consortium have signed the On-Corridor Works agreement, covering the largest and most complex elements of the GO Expansion programme to replace infrequent diesel-powered commuter services in the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area with an all-day two-way network of ...

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    Montréal metro interlocking contract


    CANADA: Montréal transport operator STM has awarded Thales a contract to provide computer-based interlockings at a further eight metro stations. This is an extension of contract awarded in 2018 which covered signalling renewals at an initial eight stations and depots. The project aims to improve the ...

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    Work starts on Toronto’s Ontario Line


    CANADA: Construction of the Ontario Line metro in Toronto was officially launched with a groundbreaking ceremony at the future Exhibition Place station site on March 27. Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford, and Transport Minister Caroline Mulroney were joined for the celebrations by Federal Minister of Transport Omar ...

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    Contract negotiations underway for Toronto’s GO Expansion programme


    CANADA: Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area transport agency Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have selected a consortium to negotiate the largest single contact for the GO Expansion passenger rail enhancement programme.

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    Chinese coaches arrive in Montréal


    CANADA: The first two of 44 double-deck coaches which Montréal city region transport agency Exo has ordered from Chinese manufacturer CRRC Tangshan are expected to be delivered during February. They will undergo minor finishing work and inspection at the Pointe-Saint-Charles maintenance depot, followed by an extensive ...

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    Charger locos ordered for Montréal commuter services


    CANADA: Montréal regional transport authority Exo has awarded Siemens Mobility a C$132m contract to supply 10 Charger diesel locomotives for use on its commuter services. The Chargers will be delivered from 2025 to replace F59PH locomotives which Exo acquired in 2011 from GO Transit in Toronto, ...

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    CN appoints next CEO as board changes agreed


    CANADA: Canadian National has appointed Tracy Robinson as its next President & Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Jean-Jacques Ruest, who is to retire from the CN Board on February 28, but will continue in an advisory role until March 31 to ensure a seamless transition. Robinson joins ...