Astaldi, Hitachi, Salini Impregilo win roles on $1.3bn Ontario light rail system

An international team has been selected by Infrastructure Ontario (IO) to build, finance, operate and maintain the 18km-long Hurontario Light Rail Transit project.

The Metrolinx team includes:

  • Applicant lead: John Laing, Astaldi, Hitachi, Transdev, Amico Concessions, Salini Impregilo
  • Construction: Astaldi, Hitachi, Amico, Bot, Salini Impregilo
  • Design: IBI Group, Hitachi, Morrison Hershfield, Arcadis, Daoust Lestage, Exp
  • Operation and maintenance: Transdev, Hitachi, Astaldi, Salini Impregilo
  • Financial adviser: National Bank, HSBC

In a press release, IO said Mobilinx was selected in a competitive process overseen by a third party.

Work on the Hurontario line involves:

  • Construction of 18km of track between Mississauga in the south and Brampton in the north
  • Construction of 19 stops
  • Links to GO Transit’s Milton, Lakeshore West, Port Credit and Gateway Terminal stations
  • A maintenance and storage facility for light rail vehicles.

Work on the US$1.3bn light rail system was announced in April 2015. An estimated 35 million passengers will be using the line by 2031.

Images courtesy of Infrastructure Ontario

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