Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals to three shortlisted teams to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hamilton Light Rail Transit project
The shortlisted teams are:
– CityLine Transit Group (ACS, Aecon, CRH, TIAA, Dragados, Dufferin, – Parsons, HDR, Amec, RDHA, Serco);
– Ei8ht Transit (EllisDon, Fluor, Bombardier, WSP/MMM, Hatch, Gh3);
– Mobilinx (Astaldi, John Laing, Hitachi-Ansaldo, Amico, Transdev, Bot, IBI, Daoust Lestage, Morrison Hershfield, Exp Services, Arcadis).
The Hamilton LRT project envisages the construction of 14 km of new dedicated line and 17 stops, as well as an operations, maintenance and storage facility. The new line will start at McMaster University through downtown Hamilton to Eastgate Square, from the west end of the city to the east.
The three teams were selected based on the evaluation of criteria identified in a Request for Qualifications process that began in February 2017. Selection criteria included design, construction, maintenance and operational experience, as well as the financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and scope.
Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx expect to award the contact to the successful proponent in 2019. Construction is slated to start in 2019, with an estimated completion date of 2024. The Hamilton LRT project is being delivered using Infrastructure Ontario’s Alternative Financing and Procurement Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain delivery model.