The Request for Proposals (RFP) stage for the Stouffville Corridor Stations Improvements project has closed. The prequalified teams of bidders submitted their proposals to design, build, and finance the improvements to the three GO stations, including new pedestrian connections, track upgrades, and platform canopies. The project also includes a new grade-separated crossing and railway overpass bridge at Steeles Avenue.
“Metrolinx is pleased to acknowledge the next step towards upgrading Agincourt, Milliken, and Unionville GO stations,” said Robert Siddall, acting president and CEO of Metrolinx. “This is another important milestone that will help transform the GO rail network to provide faster, more frequent and more convenient service to customers in Scarborough and neighbouring communities.”
The improvements will allow for improved service on the Stouffville GO rail corridor and support the GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program—the largest commuter rail project in Canada. GO RER will provide faster and more frequent GO rail service across the region, with electrification of core segments of the network, including the Union Pearson Express. Weekly trips across the entire GO rail network will grow from about 1,500 to nearly 6,000 by 2024-25.
The Stouffville Corridor Stations Improvements project is being delivered using a Design-Build-Finance model. Three teams – EllisDon Transit Infrastructure, Kenaidan Obayashi Transit Partners, and Kiewit-Bird Joint Venture – were prequalified and invited to respond to a request for proposals in September 2016. The contract is expected to be awarded in early 2018.