Ontario issues RFQ for Lakeshore East – West Corridor expansion

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to build and finance the Lakeshore East – West Corridor Expansion project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to help accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Lakeshore East line. This project is part of the province’s GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program.
The scope of work includes, among others the construction of a fourth track on the south side between the Don River Bridge and Gerrard Street, widening of existing bridges on the route, as well as a new station building and platform changes at Danforth GO Station.
The RFQ is the first step in the procurement process to select a team to deliver the project. IO and Metrolinx will evaluate submissions to prequalify project teams with the relevant construction experience and financial capacity to undertake a project of this size and complexity. Teams that qualify will be invited to respond to a request for proposals in fall 2018.
“We are moving forward with this next step in procurement as we improve and modernize the entire GO rail network. This means more convenient travel options in the future, making it as easy as possible for people to use transit,” Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Transportation, said.
GO RER will provide faster and more frequent service on the GO Transit Rail network with electrification on core segments, including the Union Pearson Express. The program will provide new travel choices for commuters, significantly increase transit ridership, cut journey times and help manage congestion across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).

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