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Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to two prequalified teams to design, build, and finance the Union Station Enhancement project. Infrastructure upgrades are required to help accommodate increased capacity as part of the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service, which links into Union…

April 13, 2018 @ 10:35am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to five prequalified teams to build and finance the Lakeshore East - Central Corridor Expansion project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Lakeshore East line. The prequalified…

April 12, 2018 @ 8:37am

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has released the updated pre-feasibility study for a fixed link between Labrador and the island of Newfoundland. “The concept of a fixed link is a nation-building prospect that could potentially have social and economic benefits for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians and all Canadians,” said Premier…

April 11, 2018 @ 1:31pm

As announced in the 2018 Budget, the Government of Ontario will make an initial investment of more than $11 billion to support construction of phase one of the high speed rail line project between Toronto and London. Canada's first high speed rail line—the largest new investment in the Budget—will slash…

April 06, 2018 @ 10:00am

Transportation Minister Kathryn McGarry was joined by Metrolinx President and CEO Phil Verster at Union Station in downtown Toronto to announce that Ontario is moving ahead with the next phase of work to build the province's GO Regional Express Rail (RER) system. "This is a momentous time as we get…

March 27, 2018 @ 8:34am

As part of ongoing efforts to strengthen the partnership between British Columbia and Washington state, the B.C. government will help fund a study of a potential ultra-high-speed corridor service connecting Vancouver with Seattle, Portland, and beyond. Premier John Horgan was joined by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to announce that B.C.…

March 20, 2018 @ 8:27am

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have awarded a fixed-price contract of $254.5 million to EllisDon Transit Infrastructure (EDTI) to design, build, and finance the Stouffville Corridor Stations Improvement project, in support of the province's GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. Members of the EDTI team include: Applicant Lead: EllisDon Capital Inc.…

March 09, 2018 @ 9:32am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to build and finance the Lakeshore East - West Corridor Expansion project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to help accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Lakeshore East line. “This is…

March 05, 2018 @ 9:19am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three shortlisted teams to design, build, and finance the Davenport Diamond Rail Grade Separation project. This project is part of the GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. “The Davenport Diamond project will be an exciting addition to…

March 01, 2018 @ 4:15pm

The Government of Ontario has released the province's Hydrogen Rail (Hydrail) Feasibility Study, which found that it would be feasible to build and operate electrified rail service on GO Transit and the UP Express using hydrogen-powered trains at a cost comparable to conventional electrification using overhead wires. Ontario is engaging…

February 23, 2018 @ 9:32am

The Government of Ontario has appointed the David Collenette to lead Ontario's High Speed Rail (HSR) Planning Advisory Board—continuing progress to bring high speed rail service to the province and cut travel times between Toronto and Windsor. "I am pleased to announce Mr. Collenette’s appointment as Chair of Ontario’s HSR…

February 13, 2018 @ 11:47am

The Government of Canada has announced that it will provide substantial funding to support the rerouting of the rail line that currently runs through the town of Lac-Mégantic. Transportation Minister Marc Garneau released the following statement to announce the government’s support of the project: “I am pleased to announce today…

January 24, 2018 @ 9:32am

Three teams have been shortlisted to design, build and finance the Davenport Diamond project. Teams were selected based on their construction capability, experience, qualified personnel and financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and scope. The teams are: Davenport Construction Partners Applicant Lead: Dragados Canada, Inc., Bot Infrastructure…

December 18, 2017 @ 9:24am

The Government of Ontario issued a Request for Bids (RFB) to develop the environmental assessment terms of reference for the Kitchener-Waterloo to London portion of the corridor. "I am very happy to announce our progress in bringing high speed rail to southwestern Ontario—connecting communities and investing in a future-ready transportation…

December 15, 2017 @ 12:18pm

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have awarded a fixed-price contract to Toronto Tunnel Partners (TTP) to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project, in support of the province's GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. “Ontario is moving forward to build the infrastructure we need to deliver GO…

December 15, 2017 @ 9:38am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to five prequalified teams to build and finance the Lakeshore East - East Corridor Expansion project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Lakeshore East corridor. “This is…

November 17, 2017 @ 2:15pm

Plans for a Toronto-to-Windsor high speed rail line, with the Request for Proposals (RFP) for planning and environmental assessment work slated for release in December, according to a discussion held at the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) 25th annual conference. David Collenette, who was hired by the Ontario Ministry…

November 07, 2017 @ 11:54am

Ontario is pushing forward with plans to bring high speed rail (HSR) to the Toronto-Windsor corridor by establishing an HSR Planning Advisory Board to provide strategic support on the landmark project. Canada's first high speed rail service will slash people's travel times, providing a faster, greener travel option that creates…

October 24, 2017 @ 5:37am

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have selected Toronto Tunnel Partners (TTP) as the preferred proponent to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project, in support of the province's GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. Members of the TTP team include: Applicant Lead: EllisDon Capital Inc. and STRABAG Inc.…

October 20, 2017 @ 6:23am

Siemens and Alstom have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to combine Siemens’ mobility business including its rail traction drives business with Alstom. The transaction brings together two innovative players of the railway market with unique customer value and operational potential. The two businesses are largely complementary in terms of activities…

September 27, 2017 @ 7:11am

Ontario is electrifying the GO rail network to transform how people move around the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), and is seeking design concepts for Hydrogen-powered trains as an alternative to conventional overhead wires. Through the GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program, Ontario will deliver faster and more frequent…

September 15, 2017 @ 9:41am

The Government of Canada is deeply concerned that OmniTRAX Inc. has not yet commenced repairs and that further delay may jeopardize the ability to complete repairs before winter. As per its 2008 agreement, the Government of Canada committed to provide financial support to Hudson Bay Railway Company in exchange for…

September 11, 2017 @ 6:57am

The Government of Québec will invest $330 million in the construction of an underground garage for subway trains at the Côte-Vertu station. This garage will replace the first-generation metro cars, and respond to increased traffic and other needs, including a future extension of the Blue Line. The Montreal Transit Corporation…

August 28, 2017 @ 7:12am

Questions have arisen over the legitimacy of two stops selected as part of Metrolinx’s $13.5-billion Regional Express Rail project. According to an article from the Toronto Star, two stations originally rejected through Metrolinx’s analysis were later approved as a result of ‘pressure’ from the provincial transportation ministry. The Star obtained…

August 28, 2017 @ 6:41am

The 4TRANSIT joint venture, comprising three leading Canadian engineering consulting firms, Hatch, Parsons, and WSP, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $300 million contract for providing technical advisory services for two major work packages tendered under Metrolinx’s 10-year Regional Express Rail (RER) Capital Program. The RER…

August 25, 2017 @ 6:44am

The board of directors of Metrolinx has appointed Phil Verster as its new president and CEO. Over the last 12 years, Mr. Verster has overseen operations and major construction of rail services in England, Scotland, and Ireland. Among his most recent assignments as a managing director of Britain’s Network Rail…

August 24, 2017 @ 10:28am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build, and finance the Davenport Diamond Rail Grade Separation project. This project is part of Metrolinx's work to provide faster, more frequent and convenient transit service across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area…

August 17, 2017 @ 1:18pm

The Government of Ontario has announced the completion of the Dufferin Street Bridge Widening project, a milestone in the GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. Passing over Queen Street West, the Dufferin Street Bridge has been widened to accommodate the additional track needed to increase service levels between Toronto and…

July 24, 2017 @ 7:17am

The request for proposals (RFP) stage has closed for prequalified teams to submit their proposals to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project, as part of the GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. The tunnel is a portion of the work being done on the Kitchener GO…

July 24, 2017 @ 6:53am

The Government of Ontario has announced the commencement of the GO Rail Network Electrification Transit Project Assessment Process. The process builds on public consultations held last year and will assess the environmental impacts of converting core segments of the GO rail network, including the UP Express, from diesel to electric.…

June 19, 2017 @ 7:03am

The Government of Ontario has announced that it will spend $15 million on an environmental assessment (EA) to determine the feasibility of a high speed rail line in southwestern Ontario. The proposed line would run from Toronto to Windsor, with potential stops at Pearson International Airport, as well as in…

May 19, 2017 @ 10:52am

The City of London is moving forward with a plan for a $440-million bus rapid transit (BRT) system. According to an article from the London Free Press, the finalized routes for the BRT would provide the city with access along major corridors in all directions, with access to the city…

May 17, 2017 @ 6:42am

The City of Winnipeg has officially broken ground on the Waverley Street Underpass project. The $155-million, multi-faceted project includes the replacement of the existing at-grade railway crossing at Waverley Street and Taylor Avenue with an underpass. The project also includes the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Waverley Street as well as…

May 05, 2017 @ 7:13am

The Government on Ontario, alongside officials from the City of Mississauga, TTC, and Metrolinx, have announced a plan to redevelop Kipling Station into a major transit station that integrates subway, regional rail, and inter-regional bus services into a single hub. The redevelopment includes the area around the Kipling GO Station…

April 03, 2017 @ 10:39am

As the Government of Canada looks for ways to transition to a low-carbon economy, executives at VIA Rail are doing their part to provide a transportation solution that will remove millions of carbon dioxide production each year. Speaking at the Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum in Montréal, VIA Rail President and…

March 06, 2017 @ 10:22am

Officials at the City of Calgary have confirmed that approximately $100 million has already been spent in preparation of the Green Line LRT. According to an article from the CBC, the initial investment has focused on land acquisition and pre-design work associated with the new light rail transit system. The…

February 28, 2017 @ 9:11am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three shortlisted teams to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project. Work is required at the Highway 401/409 intersection to accommodate GO Transit expansion along the Kitchener Corridor under Metrolinx's Regional Express Rail (RER)…

February 16, 2017 @ 12:33pm

Ontario has announced improvements to the Union Station GO rail corridor, including an upgrade and expansion of the Don Yard facility to provide additional train storage and train servicing capabilities close to Union Station. This will allow Metrolinx to better meet future growth and demand for GO and UP Express…

November 24, 2016 @ 7:46am

Plans are in motion to explore improved transit service for the Sea to Sky corridor — a growing region that the B.C. government has identified as a priority area for expansion. “As the population along the Sea to Sky corridor continues to increase, our transit services must keep pace,” said…

October 21, 2016 @ 6:53am

The province will construct new, multi-level parking structures to help address the parking demands at Maple and Rutherford GO stations, which will provide 1,200 new spots at each station. Metrolinx will also be adding new pedestrian tunnels at both stations that will connect to the future second track and platform,…

October 13, 2016 @ 7:53am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three shortlisted teams to design, build, and finance the GO Transit station improvements on the Stouffville Corridor. The teams were selected based on criteria identified in the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process that began in July 2016.…

September 19, 2016 @ 11:59am

Crews contracted by Metrolinx have begun marking utility locations underneath the proposed route for Hamilton, Ontario’s light rail transit system, in case municipal politicians decide to move forward with the project. The City of Hamilton has been granted $1 billion for the construction of the LRT after requesting the funding…

August 16, 2016 @ 10:07am

[caption id="attachment_6314" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Photo from efinity.ca "][/caption] Belgian rail operator Infrabel and renewable energy developer Enfinity have joined forces to create a solar powered high speed rail tunnel. The three-kilometre high-speed rail tunnel from Paris to Amsterdam—which was originally built to avoid felling protected trees along the corridor—is now…

August 10, 2011 @ 7:30am

Metrolinx is going to study the electrification of its entire GO Transit rail system as a future alternative to diesel trains currently in service. An external advisory committee made up of community reps will be established to advise Metrolinx. "This committee's advice will be important as we move forward in…

May 27, 2009 @ 6:21am

As auto manufacturers struggle, the new funding for transit in Ontario is bringing work over to the rail side of the transportation spectrum. Thunder Bay's Bombardier plant will be filling orders for 20 new bi-level railcars. GO Transit will be using the railcars to add capacity to existing lines. The…

April 04, 2009 @ 3:08pm

More news from Premier Dalton McGuinty's $1.1 billion announcement at the AMO earlier this week. Yesterday, the AMO welcomed the signing of the Communities Component of the Building Canada Fund, which will flow more than $724 million in infrastructure funding to rural and small urban municipalities across Ontario. Under the…

August 27, 2008 @ 10:58am

Recently completed improvements to GO Transit's Lakeshore East rail line will relieve congestion and reduce delays for the 44,700 riders who use the corridor each weekday. The $69.5 million Lakeshore East corridor expansion projects included the construction of a third track on the main rail line from Danforth GO Station…

August 22, 2008 @ 11:22am

The Government of Canada is providing Tshiuetin Rail Transportation with up to $12 million in operating funding to continue passenger rail service between Sept-Iles and Schefferville, Quebec, until December 30, 2009, Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, announced today. Rail is the only surface transportation mode available to…

January 29, 2008 @ 7:56am