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Three invited to bid for $1.4bn Canadian light rail

18 Aug 17 A request for proposals (RFP) has been issued to three teams shortlisted for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in Canada.

The project includes approximately 20km of new dedicated rapid transit between Mississauga and Brampton, 22 stops and a maintenance and storage facility for the light rail vehicles. Its value has been estimated at about CA$1.4bn (£860m).

The RFP to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the project follows a request for qualifications issued by Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx in October 2016. The three teams were shortlisted in June based on their construction, design, operation and maintenance capability, experience, qualified personnel and financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and scope.

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

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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

The teams have been invited to respond to the RFP and will begin preparing proposals that detail how they would deliver the project. IO and Metrolinx expect to award the contract in 2018, with an estimated in-service date in 2022.

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