Comtech, Mace and Systra win delivery role on Canada’s largest transit programme

A consortium of Canadian project manager Comtech, UK consultant Mace and French engineer Systra has been chosen to act as the delivery partner for Canada’s largest transit programme. 

The team will integrate work on a set of projects to upgrade Ontario’s GO rail network for operator Metrolinx. The scope will include building stations and laying track, as well as installing electrification and signalling systems, and the refurbishment of existing stations.

The multi-billion dollar GO Expansion programme is expected to last 10 years, and to upgrade the network from a rush-hour to an all-day service.

Liam Fox, chair of independent body the Global Britain Commission, said Mace’s involvement in the scheme demonstrated “global Britain in action”.

He said: “It is a huge vote of confidence for a great British business and the commission is delighted that Mace is a key part of the largest infrastructure investment in transport in Canada’s history.”

Jason Millett, the chief executive of Mace’s consultancy business, said: “By combining Mace’s extensive delivery partner expertise with Systra’s technical expertise, and Comtech’s in-depth local project and programme management knowledge, we are creating a winning formula for delivering on Metrolinx’s vision.”

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