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Request for Qualifications Issued for Lakeshore East – East Corridor Expansion Project

March 22, 2017

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to build and finance the Lakeshore East - East Corridor Expansion project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Lakeshore East line.

The RFQ outlines the scope of work required, which includes:

  • Right-of-Way (ROW) works to construct 11 kilometers of third track infrastructure between Beechgrove Road and Durham Junction
  • Expansion and upgrade of two rail bridges at Rouge River and Highland Creek
  • Expansion and rehabilitation of existing culverts
  • Construction of retaining walls to support additional track grading for the corridor

This project is part of Metrolinx's work in support of GO Regional Express Rail (RER). GO RER will provide faster, more frequent and more convenient transit service across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), including electrification of core segments of the GO rail network by 2024-25. The program will provide new travel choices for commuters, significantly increase transit ridership, cut journey times and help manage congestion across the GTHA.

Major infrastructure updates are required to bring this level of service to communities across the region, including: adding track, modifying GO stations, improving rail crossings, building required systems for electrification and adding new locomotives and train control systems. 

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. Teams that qualify will be invited to respond to a request for proposals in summer 2017. Interested companies must register with www.merx.com to download the RFQ.

Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province's history. To learn more about what's happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.

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Infrastructure Ontario 2016 Market Update

November 14, 2016

Infrastructure Ontario annually releases a Market Update that confirms the Government's plan to invest in Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) infrastructure projects and other real estate projects.

Please click here to read the Market Update Letter from Toni Rossi, President and CEO (Interim) and Divisional President for Real Estate and Lending

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