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Ontario seeking design concepts for hydrogen-powered GO trains

September 15, 2017 -

Ontario is electrifying the GO rail network to transform how people move around the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), and is seeking design concepts for Hydrogen-powered trains as an alternative to conventional overhead wires. Through the GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program, Ontario will...

Categories: News, Ontario

Government of Canada looks to restore Churchill rail service

September 11, 2017 -

The Government of Canada is deeply concerned that OmniTRAX Inc. has not yet commenced repairs and that further delay may jeopardize the ability to complete repairs before winter. As per its 2008 agreement, the Government of Canada committed to provide financial support to Hudson Bay Railway Company in...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Quebec investing $330 million in Côte-Vertu underground garage

August 28, 2017 -

The Government of Québec will invest $330 million in the construction of an underground garage for subway trains at the Côte-Vertu station. This garage will replace the first-generation metro cars, and respond to increased traffic and other needs, including a future extension of the Blue Line. The...

Categories: News, Quebec

Controversy erupts over new GO stations

August 28, 2017 -

Questions have arisen over the legitimacy of two stops selected as part of Metrolinx’s $13.5-billion Regional Express Rail project. According to an article from the Toronto Star, two stations originally rejected through Metrolinx’s analysis were later approved as a result of ‘pressure’ from...

Categories: News, Ontario

4TRANSIT JV wins $300-million Metrolinx contract

August 25, 2017 -

The 4TRANSIT joint venture, comprising three leading Canadian engineering consulting firms, Hatch, Parsons, and WSP, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $300 million contract for providing technical advisory services for two major work packages tendered under Metrolinx’s 10-year Regional...

Categories: News, Ontario

Verster named Metrolinx president and CEO

August 24, 2017 -

The board of directors of Metrolinx has appointed Phil Verster as its new president and CEO. Over the last 12 years, Mr. Verster has overseen operations and major construction of rail services in England, Scotland, and Ireland. Among his most recent assignments as a managing director of Britain’s...

Categories: News, Ontario

RFQ issued for Davenport Diamond

August 17, 2017 -

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build, and finance the Davenport Diamond Rail Grade Separation project. This project is part of Metrolinx's work to provide faster, more frequent and convenient transit service...

Categories: News, Ontario

Dufferin Street bridge work completed for GO RER

July 24, 2017 -

The Government of Ontario has announced the completion of the Dufferin Street Bridge Widening project, a milestone in the GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. Passing over Queen Street West, the Dufferin Street Bridge has been widened to accommodate the additional track needed to increase service...

Categories: News, Ontario

RFP closed for Highway 401 Tunnel Project

July 24, 2017 -

The request for proposals (RFP) stage has closed for prequalified teams to submit their proposals to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project, as part of the GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. The tunnel is a portion of the work being done on the Kitchener GO Corridor as part...

Categories: News, Ontario

Ontario begins GO rail electrification assessment process

June 19, 2017 -

The Government of Ontario has announced the commencement of the GO Rail Network Electrification Transit Project Assessment Process. The process builds on public consultations held last year and will assess the environmental impacts of converting core segments of the GO rail network, including the UP...

Categories: News, Ontario

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