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 maintenance following expected completion in late 2024.
Mobilinx includes John Laing Investments, Astaldi Canada Enterprises, Hitachi Rail STS, Transdev North America, Amico Concessions and Salini Impregilo Canada Holding. Bot Infrastructure is part of the construction team, and the design team includes IBI Group Professional Services, Morrison Hershfield, Arcadis Canada, Daoust Lestage and Exp Services. National Bank and HSBC are acting as financial advisors.
The 18 km light rail line will link Port Credit GO Station in Mississauga with the Gateway Terminal at Steeles Avenue in Brampton. The 19 stops will include interchanges with GO Transit’s Milton and Lakeshore West lines. A maintenance depot is to be built south of Highway 407 and west of Kennedy Road.