Three teams shortlisted for Scarborough Subway contract

Feb. 10, 2022
The teams have until this summer to submit their proposals for the Stations, Rail and Systems package for the 7.8-kilometer subway extension.

Three teams have been shortlisted by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx for the Stations, Rail and Systems (SRS) package for the 7.8-kilometer (4.8-mile) Scarborough Subway Extension. The teams will have until this summer to submit their proposals for evaluation for the project, which will be delivered using a Progressive Design-Build model.

"We are exceptionally pleased to invite these experienced teams to share their proposals for delivering the stations, rail and systems for the Scarborough Subway Extension. This is a new contract form, with a very different approach to project development and planning than Ontario’s traditional P3 contracts. It represents an example of how we are working closely with the market to select the right approach to deliver these projects as quickly as possible. This subway extension will bring direct subway service further into Scarborough and provide more modern, rapid transit options for customers around the region,” said Phil Verster, president and CEO of Metrolinx.

The project is being delivered in two contracts with the SRS package including the extension of the TTC Line 2 subway, tunneling work for the length of the alignment, three new stations, emergency exit buildings, traction power substations and modifications at Kennedy Station and transit connections to TTC Line 2, Line 5 – Eglinton Crosstown LRT, GO train service and Durham Region Transit bus service. The first contract for the project, the advance tunnel contract, was awarded to Strabag in May 2021.

The teams invited to bid on the SRS package include:

Dragados

Applicant Lead: Dragados Canada, Inc.

Design Prime Team Member: AECOM Canada, Ltd.

Construction Prime Team Member: Dragados Canada, Inc.

KSX Integrated Design-Builders

Applicant Leads: Peter Kiewit Sons ULC, SNC-Lavalin Constructors (Pacific) Inc.

Design Prime Team Members: Peter Kiewit Sons ULC, SNC-Lavalin Constructors (Pacific) Inc.

Construction Prime Team Members: Peter Kiewit Sons ULC, SNC-Lavalin Constructors (Pacific) Inc.

Scarborough Transit Connect

Applicant Leads: Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc., FCC Construccion S.A.

Design Prime Team Member: Mott MacDonald Canada Limited

Construction Prime Team Members: Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc., FCC Construccion S.A.

“We are delighted to invite these experienced teams to prepare their proposals to design and build the stations and deliver all the other remaining work for this important project,” said Jenny Matharu, Metrolinx program sponsor for the Scarborough Subway Extension.

The three-stop Scarborough Subway Extension is one of four priority subway projects in the Greater Toronto Area and part of the largest subway expansion in Canadian history. It will extend the Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) Bloor-Danforth Line 2 from Kennedy Station to a new terminus at Sheppard Avenue and McCowan Road.

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx will evaluate the submitted proposals for the SRS package and award the development contract in fall 2022 with a construction contract awarded in mid-2024.

About the Author

Mischa Wanek-Libman | Group Editorial Director

Mischa Wanek-Libman serves as editor in chief of Mass Transit magazine and group editorial director of the Infrastructure and Aviation Group at Endeavor Business Media. She is responsible for developing and maintaining the editorial direction of the group and is based in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Wanek-Libman has spent more than 20 years covering transportation issues including construction projects and engineering challenges for various commuter railroads and transit agencies. She has been recognized for editorial excellence through her individual work, as well as for collaborative content. 

She is an active member of the American Public Transportation Association's Marketing and Communications Committee and serves as a Board Observer on the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) Board of Directors.  

She is a graduate of Drake University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with a major in magazine journalism and a minor in business management.