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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 for proposals received in June. Announcing the selection on September 14, Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx said they would continue negotiations to finalise contract details, and expect to award both contracts later this year.

Ontario Line South contract
Preferred proponent Ontario Transit Group
Applicant lead Ferrovial Construction Canada, VINCI Construction Grands Projets
Design team AECOM Canada, COWI North America, GHD, SENER Group
Construction team Ferrovial Construction Canada, Janin Atlas
Financial adviser Agentis Capital

The future 15·6 km metro line will connect the Ontario Science Centre to Exhibition/Ontario Place in Toronto, with 15 stations and half of the route underground. There will be more than 40 connections to other metro lines, regional trains and bus services, and ridership is predicted at 388 000 daily boardings.

Rolling Stock, Systems, Operations & Maintenance contract
Preferred proponent Connect 6ix
Applicant lead Plenary Americas, Hitachi Rail STS, Webuild Group (Salini Impregilo Canada Holding), Transdev Canada
Design team Hitachi Rail STS Canada, IBI Group Professional Services (Canada)
Construction team Hitachi Rail STS Canada, Webuild Group (Astaldi Canada Design & Construction and Salini Impregilo Civil Works), NGE Contracting
Operations, maintenance & rehabilitation team Hitachi Rail STS Canada, Transdev Canada
Financial adviser National Bank Financial, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp

The South design-build-finance contract covers the section of the route from Exhibition/Ontario Place to the Don Yard portal, with seven stations and a 6 km tunnel.

Procurement of the North civil major works as well as enabling works for bridge, track and other preparatory activities will follow.

The 30-year RSSOM design-build-finance-operate-maintain contract covers the entire Ontario Line and includes trains, track, communications, fare collection and train control systems and the depot, and working with TTC in accordance with future operations and maintenance agreements.