Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx issued two Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for procurement packages for the Ontario Line project.
The teams have been shortlisted and invited to bid on the Ontario Line Southern civil, stations and tunnel (South) package and the Ontario Line rolling stock, systems, operations and maintenance (RSSOM) package.
Teams were selected based on criteria identified in the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process that began in June 2020. Criteria included design, construction, operations and maintenance experience and the financial capacity to deliver projects of this size and complexity.
The consortia will begin preparing proposals that detail how they will deliver these projects. Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx expect to award the contracts in 2022.
For Ontario Line South package, three consortia were prequalified:
Community Transit Link
- Applicant Lead: Aecon Infrastructure Management, Dragados Canada, Strabag
- Design Team: Arup Canada, Hatch
- Construction Team: Aecon Infrastructure Management, Dragados Canada, Strabag
- Applicant Leads: Webuild, Astaldi Canada Enterprises, Amico Infrastructures, Saipem
- Design Team: IBI Group Professional Services Canada, Arcadis Canada
- Construction Team: Webuild, Astaldi Canada Design & Construction, Amico Infrastructures, Saipem
Ontario Transit Group
- Applicant Lead: Ferrovial Construction Canada, Vinci Construction Grands Projets
- Design Team: Aecom Canada, Cowi North America, GHD, Sener Group
- Construction Team: Ferrovial Construction Canada, Janin Atlas
For the rolling stock, systems, operations and maintenance contract, three consortia have been shortlisted:
- Applicant Lead: Plenary Americas, Hitachi Rail STS, Japan Infrastructure Initiative Co., Webuild SpA, Transdev Canada
- Design Team: Hitachi Rail Canada, Webuild/Astaldi Canada Design & Construction, IBI Group Professional Services (Canada)
- Construction Team: Hitachi Rail Canada, Webuild/Astaldi Canada
- Maintenance and Rehabilitation Team: Hitachi Rail Canada, Transdev Canada
- Operations Team: Hitachi Rail Canada, Transdev Canada
- Applicant Leads: Aecon Concessions, Siemens Project Ventures, Keolis
- Design Team: Siemens Mobility, Hatch
- Construction Team: Aecon Infrastructure Management, Siemens Mobility
- Maintenance and Rehabilitation Team: Siemens Mobility, Aecon O&M, Keolis Canada
- Operations Team: Aecon O&M, Keolis Canada
- Applicant Lead: John Laing, Alstom Transport Canada
- Design Team: Alstom Transport Canada, Parsons
- Construction Team: Alstom Transport Canada, FCC Construction Canada, Amico Infrastructures, Pomerleau Inc., Mass Electric Canada
- Maintenance and Rehabilitation Team: Alstom Transport Canada, Deutsche Bahn International Operations, SMRT International
Operations Team: Alstom Transport Canada, Deutsche Bahn International Operations, SMRT International
The Ontario Line metro project is being delivered as three separate public-private partnership (P3) procurement contracts – the RSSOM, South and North packages. The RFQ for the Northern civil, stations and tunnel contract, the north section of the Ontario Line from the proposed station at Gerrard Street and Carlaw Avenue to the Ontario Science Centre, is expected to be issued in 2022.
In addition to the three main P3 contracts, there will also be a series of early works projects for bridge, track and other preparatory activities in select locations along the Ontario Line alignment, including the joint rail corridor where the Ontario Line will operate next to existing GO Transit rail services. These contracts will be procured through a traditional procurement approach.
The Ontario Line metro project covers the construction of a 15.6-km rapid transit line that will connect the Ontario Science Centre to Exhibition/Ontario Place. Over half of the route is planned to run underground through new tunnels, with the remainder running along elevated and at-grade rail corridor sections of track. Fifteen stations will be constructed which will provide transport connections to the railway network, including the GO Transit rail services, the Toronto Transit Commission’s metro Lines 1 and 2, the future Line 5 (Eglinton Crosstown LRT), as well as numerous bus and tram routes.
The project is estimated at CAD 10.9 billion (USD 8.48 billion) and is expected to become operational in 2027.