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    Metro Report International

    Lead technical adviser appointed for Hurontario light rail project

    2020-04-21T06:00:00Z

    CANADA: Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have appointed Stantec to provide technical advisory services for the Hurontario LRT project. As lead technical adviser, Stantec will provide design, construction and commissioning oversight through to the planned opening in late 2024. Design review services have already commenced. Stantec will ...

  • ZTR and security software company BlackBerry have launched a remote wagon monitoring system designed to provide operators with greater insights into the fleets.
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    ZTR and BlackBerry partner to launch rail asset monitoring platform

    2020-04-08T06:00:00Z

    MONITORING: Locomotive modernisation technology specialist ZTR and security software company BlackBerry have launched a remote wagon monitoring system designed to provide operators with greater insights into the fleets. Monitoring devices offer a long battery life in the rough railway environment, while the online dashboard provides location, ...

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    Metro Report International

    Toronto’s Ontario Line technical adviser appointed

    2020-03-10T15:36:00Z

    CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have appointed a group of companies led by HDR as Technical Adviser for Toronto’s Ontario Line metro project. The partnership of HDR, Mott MacDonald, Stantec, Systra and Comtech will provide a range of planning, engineering, environmental, design and construction oversight services ...

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    Metro Report International

    Calgary orders 15 S200 light rail vehicles

    2020-02-26T16:54:00Z

    CANADA: Siemens Mobility announced a further contract to provide 15 S200 light rail vehicles to Calgary Transit on February 25. They will be built at Siemen’s Sacramento facility to replace CTrain’s U2 LRVs which have operated since the 1980s. The order is in addition to ...

  • Canadian Pacific Railway has announced record revenue of C$7·79bn for 2019
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    Canadian Pacific aims to outpace its peers in 2020

    2020-02-04T15:07:00Z

    CANADA: Canadian Pacific Railway has announced record revenue of C$7·79bn for 2019, a 7% year-on-year increase. Diluted earnings per share increased 29% to a record C$17·52. The operating ratio was 59·9, an improvement from 61·3 the previous year. ‘Global economic uncertainty caused by geopolitical and macroeconomic ...

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    Metro Report International

    Guelph buses to get greener

    2020-01-24T12:00:00Z

    CANADA: Funding has been announced for three projects to convert the bus fleet in the city of Guelph in Ontario to battery operation. The first involves the replacement of 35 diesel buses with battery vehicles and the installation of on-route charging stations. The second is the ...

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    Funding for a classroom in a tank wagon and rail safety education

    2020-01-16T06:00:00Z

    CANADA: The federal government has announced funding for projects to raise rail safety awareness including the safe transport of dangerous goods. The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada has been allocated C$219 750 over three years for its Transportation Community Awareness Emergency Response initiative. ...

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    Metro Report International

    Hurontario light rail contract awarded

    2019-10-24T13:01:00Z

    CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have awarded Mobilinx Hurontario General Partnership a C$4·6bn contract to develop the Hurontario light rail project to the west of Toronto. Mobilinx was selected as preferred bidder last month for the design-build-finance-operate-maintain PPP concession. This includes 30 years of operations and ...

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    Metro Report International

    Confederation Line opens in Ottawa

    2019-09-16T13:01:00Z

    CANADA: The Confederation Line was inaugurated in Ottawa on September 14. Also known as O-Train Line 1, the 12·5 km light rail line links Tunney’s Pasture in the west with Blair in the east. Three of the 13 stops are in a 2·5 km tunnel under ...

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    CN to acquire Massena line from CSX

    2019-09-12T12:00:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: CN has signed an agreement to acquire CSX’s 350 km Massena line which runs from Valleyfield in Québec to Woodard in New York state. The route serves cities including Beauharnois and Huntingdon in Canada and Massena, Norwood, Potsdam and Gouverneur in the USA. ...

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    Icomera wins GO Transit wi-fi contract

    2019-09-07T06:00:00Z

    CANADA: Transport authority Metrolinx has selected Icomera to roll-out wi-fi and an entertainment system across the GO Transit fleet of 943 rail vehicles and 532 buses in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas. Installation is scheduled to begin later this year, with the first wi-fi expected ...

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    Gaspésie railway rehabilitation funding

    2019-09-05T15:00:00Z

    CANADA: The Canadian government’s Disaster Mitigation Adaptation Fund is to provide C$45·8m for the rehabilitation of a section of the provincially-owned railway to Gaspésie in Quebéc. The section has been out of use since 2015 because of the poor condition of the ...

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    Metro Report International

    Preferred bidder selected for Hurontario LRT project

    2019-09-03T14:30:00Z

    CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have selected the Mobilinx consortium as preferred bidder for the contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hurontario Light Rail Transit project to the west of Toronto. The contract is expected to the be awarded later this year. Mobilinx ...

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    Metro Report International

    Québec City transport funding announced

    2019-08-20T13:55:07Z

    CANADA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Québec’s Minister of Transport François Bonnardel announced joint funding to establish tram and bus rapid transit routes in Québec City on August 19. The Québec provincial government will provide C$1·8bn, with a further C$1·2bn coming from the federal government’s Investing in Canada ...

  • The first project covers track upgrades on the Great Sandhills Railway short line which runs from Burstall, Saskatchewan, to the Canadian Pacific main line outside Swift Current.
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    Canadian government funds rail capacity works

    2019-08-13T15:14:52Z

    CANADA: The government has announced C$12·4m of funding for two projects designed to enhance rail freight capacity, reduce bottlenecks and increase competition by offering shippers access to two railways. The first project covers track upgrades on the Great Sandhills Railway short line which runs from Burstall, Saskatchewan, ...

  • ADM Aéroports de Montréal held a groundbreaking ceremony on July 19 for the REM station at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport.
    Metro Report International

    Work begins on Montréal airport metro station

    2019-07-22T12:36:07Z

    CANADA: Greater Montréal airport authority ADM Aéroports de Montréal held a groundbreaking ceremony on July 19 for the Réseau Électrique Métropolitain station at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport. Due to open in 2023, the C$250m station is being funded by ADM. It forms part of a larger C$2·5bn project that ...

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

    2019-06-27T07:54:16Z

    CANADA: The government and Canada Infrastructure Bank announced a total of C$71·1m of funding on June 25 to support the further development of VIA Rail’s High Frequency Rail proposal to enhance inter-city services on the Québec – Montréal – Ottawa – Toronto corridor. The corridor carried 72% of VIA Rail’s ...

  • The Finch West light rail line is due to open in 2023.
    Metro Report International

    CBTC supplier selected for Finch West light rail line

    2019-06-26T10:06:51Z

    CANADA: Mosaic Transit Group has selected Thales to supply signalling for the Finch West light rail line being developed in Toronto. Thales is to supply its SelTrac CBTC technology. Last year Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area transport authority Metrolinx selected Mosaic Transit Group to build the 11 km light ...

  • The first section of the ION light rail line in the Region of Waterloo was inaugurated on June 21.
    Metro Report International

    Waterloo ION light rail inaugurated

    2019-06-21T16:00:34Z

    CANADA: The first section of the ION light rail line in the Region of Waterloo was inaugurated on June 21 at a ceremony at Fairway stop in Kitchener. Travel is free until July 1. The 16 km line serves 19 stops on a mostly segregated alignment between Congestoga in ...

  • Infrastructure Ontario has received two bids for the contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the 18 km Hurontario Light Rail Transit project.
    Metro Report International

    Two bids for Hurontario light rail project

    2019-05-31T13:51:04Z

    CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario has received two bids for the contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the 18 km Hurontario Light Rail Transit project to the west of Toronto. The proposals were submitted by Mobilinx and Trillium Transit Partners. Mobilinx comprises Astaldi, John Laing, Hitachi, Transdev Amico Concessions, ...