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RFP released for Lakeshore East expansion project

November 17, 2017 -

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to five prequalified teams to build and finance the Lakeshore East - East Corridor Expansion project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Lakeshore...

Categories: News, Ontario

Riding the high-speed rail

November 7, 2017 -

Plans for a Toronto-to-Windsor high speed rail line, with the Request for Proposals (RFP) for planning and environmental assessment work slated for release in December, according to a discussion held at the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) 25th annual conference. David Collenette...

Categories: National, News

Ontario announces High Speed Rail Planning Advisory Board

October 24, 2017 -

Ontario is pushing forward with plans to bring high speed rail (HSR) to the Toronto-Windsor corridor by establishing an HSR Planning Advisory Board to provide strategic support on the landmark project. Canada's first high speed rail service will slash people's travel times, providing a faster, greener...

Categories: News, Ontario

Preferred proponent selected for Highway 401 Rail Tunnel Project

October 20, 2017 -

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have selected Toronto Tunnel Partners (TTP) as the preferred proponent to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project, in support of the province's GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. Members of the TTP team include: Applicant Lead: EllisDon...

Categories: News, Ontario

Siemens, Alstom join forces on mobility

September 27, 2017 -

Siemens and Alstom have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to combine Siemens’ mobility business including its rail traction drives business with Alstom. The transaction brings together two innovative players of the railway market with unique customer value and operational potential. The two businesses...

Categories: International, News

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

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