TORONTO - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to two prequalified teams to design, build and finance the Union Station Enhancement project. Infrastructure upgrades are required to help accommodate increased capacity as part of the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service, which links into Union Station as the major transit hub in the City of Toronto.

Teams were selected based on criteria identified in the Request for Qualifications process. Selection criteria included applicable design, construction experience and capacity to finance a project of this size and complexity. 

The prequalified teams are:

EllisDon Infrastructure Transit

  • Constructor: EllisDon Civil Ltd.
  • Designer: AECOM Canada Ltd.
  • Financial Advisor: EllisDon Capital

Graham Construction Rail Solutions

  • Constructor: Graham Construction & Engineering LP
  • Designer: RJC Engineers
  • Financial Advisor: Graham Capital Partners

Teams invited to respond to the RFP will begin preparing proposals that detail how they will design, build and finance the project. Once submissions are received, IO and Metrolinx will evaluate the proposals, select a preferred bidder and then negotiate a final contract. A successful bidder is expected to be announced in winter 2018. A fairness monitor will oversee the entire procurement process.

A copy of the RFP is available at www.infrastructureontario.ca

The scope of work for the Union Station Enhancement project includes:

  • Replacement of four existing tracks and two narrow platforms with two new tracks and two wider platforms
  • Expansion of Platform 24/25
  • Construction of a new covered south platform
  • Protect for level boarding
  • Development of a new contiguous concourse area below, extending from York to Bay Street, providing an east-west functionality through the station.

This work is part of a larger, system-wide plan to improve overall GO Transit service, including the delivery of GO Regional Express Rail. GO RER will provide faster and more frequent service on the GO Transit Rail network with electrification on core segments, including the Union Pearson Express, by 2024-2025. Metrolinx will be undertaking the major infrastructure upgrades required to bring this level of service to communities across the region, including additional track, GO station modifications, improved rail crossings, required systems for electrification, and new locomotives and train control systems to enable more frequent service.

Quick Facts:

  • The province is investing $21.3 billion to transform the GO rail network from a commuter transit system to a regional rapid transit system.
  • The project is being delivered as a Design Build Finance (DBF) contract using Infrastructure Ontario's Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) model, which transfers risks associated with design, construction and financing of the project to the private sector.
  • 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, visit Ontario.ca/BuildON.

Quotes:

“We are connecting communities by investing in Union Station, a world-class transit hub. The new platform and concourse will help meet a growing ridership and build a truly integrated and accessible transportation system as we continue to deliver on our commitment to provide GO Regional Express Rail to thousands of commuters across the GTHA and beyond.”
Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Transportation

“Infrastructure upgrades to Union Station are a critical piece of the province's GO RER program, which directly supports Ontarians, local jobs and a strong economy.”
Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure

“The Union Station Enhancement Project will make marked improvements to the station that support GO Transit's planned service expansion and accommodate for further capacity increase initiatives. Ultimately, this project is delivering the infrastructure that will enable us to run more trains every day and bringing residents of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area an improved customer experience.”
Phil Verster, President and CEO, Metrolinx 

“We are excited to reach this important stage in the process. We are looking forward to receiving the bids of the highly qualified teams for this critically important part of the overall RER program.”
Ehren Cory, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario

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Contacts:

Bianca Lankheit
Infrastructure Ontario
416-326-0636

Anne Marie Aikins
Metrolinx
416-202-5796

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