CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and Greater Toronto transport agency Metrolinx have shortlisted four consortia to bid for the On-Corridor Works contract within the GO Rail Expansion programme, which aims to provide an enhanced and all-day Regional Express Rail passenger service in the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area.
|Bidder||Applicant lead||Construction||Design||Operations & maintenance||Financial adviser|
|EnTransit||SNC-Lavalin Capital, Siemens Project Ventures, Keolis||SNC-Lavalin, Siemens||SNC-Lavalin, Siemens, Balfour Beatty Rail||Keolis SNCF, SNC-Lavalin, Siemens||National Bank|
|MTR Kiewit Partners||MTR, Kiewit||MTR, Kiewit||Design Team: MTR, Arup, Mott Macdonald||MTR||Scotiabank|
|ONcore Transit||ACS||Dragados Canada||AECOM, Sener||ACSIC, RATP Dev, Bombardier||Astris Finance, Rubicon|
|ONxpress Transportation Partners||Aecon Concessions, John Holland, Meridiam Infrastructure, Alstom Transport Canada||Aecon IM, John Holland, Alstom||WSP, Hatch, Alstom||Deutsche Bahn, John Holland, Aecon O&M||RBC Dominion Securities|
The 35-year PPP contract would cover:
- Design, build, finance, integration, maintenance, rehabilitation or renewal of the civil works, tracks, railway systems and rolling stock;
- Train operations;
- Timetable planning, train control and dispatch for all operators across the GO-owned network;
- Maintenance, servicing, refurbishment of all rolling stock and procurement of new rolling stock;
- Construction of maintenance facilities.
‘We have strong teams bidding on the project combining proven international and local experience’, said Infrastructure Ontario President & CEO Ehren Cory when the shortlist was announced on May 30. ‘We look forward to seeing their innovative proposals to build and operate the GO Rail Expansion programme for the benefit of the entire region.’
Ontario’s Infrastructure Minister Monte McNaughton said the project would make travelling ‘a faster, easier and a more seamless experience for commuters’, and ‘partnering with the private sector to deliver this programme will minimise construction delays and financial risks to taxpayers’.