Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have shortlisted three teams to design, build, and finance the Rutherford Station project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Barrie line.
Teams were selected based on criteria identified in the Request for Qualification (RFQ) process including, applicable construction experience and capacity to finance a project of this size and complexity.
“Metrolinx is pleased to announce the short list of bidders for the Rutherford Station project,” said Robert Siddall, acting president and CEO of Metrolinx. “The project includes a grade separation at Rutherford Road that will increase community safety, and a new multi-level parking structure with 1200 net-new parking spots and integrated station building. This project will allow us to bring faster, more frequent GO train service to communities along the Barrie corridor.”
The shortlisted teams that will be invited to respond to a request for proposals in fall 2017 are:
EllisDon Infrastructure Transit
- Constructor: EllisDon Civil Ltd.
- Design: Amec Foster Wheeler plc., Strasman Architects Inc., Mulvey & Banani International Inc., The Aquila Group, Condor Signals & Communications Inc.
- Financial Advisor: EllisDon Capital Inc.
Link Rutherford Station
- Constructor: Dragados Canada, Inc., Brennan Infrastructures Inc., BoT Construction Group Ltd., Black & McDonald Limited
- Design: Mott MacDonald, Morrison Hershfield
- Financial Advisor: ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc., Stonebridge Financial Corporation
- Constructor: Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc., Dufferin Construction Company, Pomerleau
- Design: AECOM
- Financial Advisor: Scotiabank
This project is part of Metrolinx’s planned expansion of GO Transit rail service 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.
The project is being delivered using IO’s Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) model.