Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have announced Graham Commuter Rail Solutions (GCRS) as the preferred proponent to design, build, and finance the Davenport Diamond Rail Grade Separation project, part of Metrolinx’s GO Rail Expansion program.

Members of the GCRS team include:

Applicant Lead: Graham Capital Partners LP and Gracorp Capital Ltd.; Graham Construction and Engineering LP

Construction: Graham Construction and Engineering LP

Design: LEA Consulting Ltd. as Design Lead; exp Services Inc.; International Bridge Technologies; Brown & Storey Architects Inc.

Financial Advisor: Graham Capital Partners LP

The selection of GCRS is the result of an open, fair and competitive procurement process overseen by a third-party fairness monitor. IO and Metrolinx expect to reach financial close in summer 2019, with construction to begin shortly thereafter.

Scope of work for the project includes:

  • Construction of a rail grade separation structure between north-south GO Barrie Rail corridor and east-west CP Rail corridor;
  • Erection of retaining walls forming the approaches of the grade separation structure topped with noise reduction walls to minimize impacts on the community;
  • Construction of a temporary diversion track to enable construction of a new two-track elevated guideway;
  • Modification of an existing at-grade crossing at Wallace Avenue to become a road under rail grade separation;
  • Replacement of Bloor Street West Bridge; and
  • Construction in an active rail corridor with limited access points and staging and coordination with the Barrie Rail Corridor Expansion Grading project.
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