Ferrovial, Siemens and Webuild among bidders for Ontario subway

Requests for proposals have been issued by Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx for the Ontario Line subway development.

The 15.6km line, which will be the largest subway expansion programme in Canadian history, is part of the province’s US$22bn transport infrastructure programme, which also includes three smaller schemes.

Teams have already been shortlisted for two packages of work: the Ontario Line Southern Civil, Stations and Tunnel (South) and the Ontario Line Rolling Stock, Systems, Operations and Maintenance (RSSOM) package.

The bidders for RSSOM are:

  • Connect 6ix, comprising Plenary Americas, Hitachi Rail, Japan Infrastructure Initiative, Webuild (formerly Salini Impregilo) and Transdev Canada
  • ONConnects, with Aecon Concessions, Siemens Project Ventures and Keolis
  • ONLineLinx, led by John Laing and Alstom Transport Canada with Alstom and Parsons as the design team.

The three vying for the Ontario Line South package are:

  • Community Transit Link, led by Aecon, Dragados and Strabag, with Arup and Hatch as designers
  • ON-Linx, with Webuild, Astaldi, Amico, Saipem and Arcadis
  • Ontario Transit Group featuring Aecom, Ferrovial Construction Canada Vinci and HSBC as financial adviser.

The winning team for both of the contracts will be announced in 2022, with project completion expected on the 15-station line in 2030.

Image courtesy of Metrolinx

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