Metrolinx announced the next step forward the Kitchener GO Corridor Expansion project by awarding the first in a series of construction contracts that will deliver the rail infrastructure needed to operate two-way, all-day service between Union Station and Kitchener GO Station.

The scope of the contract – valued at approximately $62 million – recently awarded to Dagmar Construction Inc., includes a second platform at Guelph Central GO Station, a new storage track for maintenance vehicles west of Guelph and a passing track in the community of Breslau (part of Woolwich Township), to allow trains travelling in opposite directions to pass each other.

The new passing track to be built in this phase of work will be approximately 2.6 kilometers long, located between Guelph and Kitchener GO Stations. This track will be the first of 3 new passing tracks to be constructed along the Kitchener Line.

Dagmar, acquired by Bird Construction in 2021, is an Ontario-based construction company with extensive experience across key civil infrastructure sub-sectors including rail, road, bridge, sewer and water, and select commercial-institutional sites.

“We are proud to be selected to support the delivery of this important infrastructure project for Metrolinx,” said Teri McKibbon, president and CEO of Bird. “Dagmar’s execution experience for specialized projects, including a sizeable portfolio of past projects with this client, creates a significant long-term opportunity to benefit from the pipeline of rail projects in Ontario, the largest civil infrastructure market in Canada.”

Featured image: (Metrolinx photo)

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