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International teams vie for Canadian light rail PPP

9 Jun 17 Three international teams have been shortlisted to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in Canada.

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx selected the three teams based on criteria identified in a request for qualifications process that began in October 2016 (link to TCI’s Canadian site opens in new tab).

Selection criteria included design, construction, maintenance and operational experience, as well as the financial capacity to deliver the project.

The Hurontario LRT project includes 20km of new dedicated rapid transit between Port Credit GO Station in Mississauga and the Gateway Terminal in Brampton. There will be 22 surface stops along the way, with connections to other services. In addition, there will be a maintenance and storage facility for the light rail vehicles. The project value has been estimated at some CA$1.4bn (£800m).

The shortlisted teams and their prime team members are:

Hurontario Light Rail Connection Partners (HLCP)

Equity provider – Cintra, Acciona, Colas

Constructor - Acciona Infrastructure Canada, Ferrovial Agroman Canada, Colas, DPM Energy, Lura Consulting

Designer - Arup Canada, Sener, Dillon Consulting, DTAH, Grimshaw

Operation, maintenance and rehabilitation provider - RATP Dev Canada, Acciona, Cintra, Colas Rail


Equity provider – Astaldi, John Laing, Hitachi-Ansaldo, Transdev, Amico Concessions

Constructor – Astaldi, Hitachi, Amico, Bot

Designer – IBI, Hitachi, Morrison Hershfield, Arcadis, Daoust Lestage, Exp

Operation, maintenance and rehabilitation provider – Transdev, Hitachi – Ansaldo, Astaldi

Trillium Transit Partners

Equity provider – Kiewit, Meridiam, Keolis

Constructor - Peter Kiewit Sons, Bird, Mass Electric, Black & MacDonald, Coco Paving

Designer - Stantec Consulting, STV, Perkins & Will, Urban Strategies, Entuitive

Operation, maintenance and rehabilitation provider - Keolis Canada

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