First and second negotiations proponents named for GO Rail Expansion - On-Corridor Works project

Feb. 24, 2022
The project will electrify and transform the GO rail network into a system that will deliver two-way, all-day service.

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) has named the first and second negotiations proponents for what the entities describe as one of the most complex components of the GO Expansion program, the GO Expansion On-Corridor Works package.

Metrolinx says the package is “a single, innovative, fully integrated contract to provide a higher level of service on the GO network” that will see a partner design and build the infrastructure, then operate and maintain the trains for 25 years.

ONxpress Transportation Partners was identified as the first negotiations proponent and EnTransit was identified as the second negotiations proponent.

ONxpress Transportation Partners include:

  • Aecon Concessions, a division of Aecon Construction Group Inc.
  • Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc.
  • Aecon O&M, a division of Aecon Construction Group Inc.
  • ALSTOM Transport Canada Inc.
  • ALSTOM Holdings SA
  • Deutsche Bahn International Operations GmbH
  • Hatch Corporation
  • FCC Construccion S.A.
  • WSP Canada Inc.

EnTransit includes:

  • Keolis Canada Inc.
  • Keolis SA;SNC-Lavalin Constructors (Pacific) Inc.
  • SNC-Lavalin Inc.
  • SNC-Lavalin Operations & Maintenance Inc.
  • SNCF Participations
  • Hitachi Rail STS Canada Inc.
  • Engie Transport CM Canada Inc.
  • Eiffage Génie Civil
  • TSO

"We are pleased to bring our preeminent and multidisciplinary expertise to this transformational project that will significantly improve regional rapid transit service across the GTA, with increased frequency, faster trains, additional stations and seamless connections," said Jean-Louis Servranckx, president and CEO, Aecon Group Inc. "This is one of the largest transportation investments in Canada and we are proud to work with Infrastructure Ontario, Metrolinx and our partners to deliver this world-class, sustainable project."

Metrolinx and IO are entering into the start of the negotiations stage with ONxpress Transportation Partners to confirm the technical and financial details proposed in their bid. If the negotiations process with the proponents reaches a successful outcome in the coming weeks, the next step will be the confirmation of commercial close, at which time Metrolinx will enter a development phase with the successful proponent.

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