The B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure announced that two pre-qualified teams have advanced to the request for proposals (RFP) stage to design and build eight new stations for the Surrey Langley SkyTrain, as well as cycling and walking paths around the new stations.

As part of the competitive selection process, the request for qualifications (RFQ) was posted on BC Bid and closed on Jan. 5, 2023. After a thorough evaluation of the submissions, the teams invited to participate in the RFP stage are:

South Fraser Station partners

  • Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc.
  • Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc.
  • Pomerleau BC Inc.
  • AECOM Canada Ltd.

SkyLink stations partners

  • Dragados Canada, Inc.
  • Ledcor Construction Investments Ltd.
  • SYSTRA International Bridge Technologies Inc.
  • IBI Group Architects (Canada) Inc.

The Province anticipates the preferred proponent will be announced in early 2024.

The Surrey Langley SkyTrain project is a 16-kilometre extension of the Expo Line from King George Station to Langley City Centre, the first rapid transit expansion south of the Fraser River in 30 years.

Once complete, the project will provide high-quality and low-cost transportation for people in Surrey, Langley and across Metro Vancouver. Major construction on the Surrey Langley SkyTrain project is expected to begin in 2024.

The Surrey Langley SkyTrain project is being delivered through three separate contracts. On Jan. 3, 2023, the RFP for the first contract, which includes the elevated guideway, roadworks and utilities, and active transportation paths along the extension, was issued to two shortlisted teams. The contract award is expected in late 2023.

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The third contract, for the design and installation of SkyTrain track work as well as the design, installation, and integration of electrical systems is in the RFQ stage. The list of shortlisted firms to advance to the RFP stage will be announced later this spring.

Featured image: (BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

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