Ontario launches RFP for Rutherford Station Project

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Ontario launches RFP for Rutherford Station Project

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Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three shortlisted teams to design, build and finance the Rutherford Station project.

The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Barrie line. The project is expected to cost CAD 200 million-499 million (US$156 million – 390 million).

Teams were selected based on criteria identified in the Request for Qualification (RFQ) process including, applicable construction experience and capacity to finance a project of this size and complexity.

As we reported in September, the shortlisted teams were:

EllisDon Infrastructure Transit

  • Constructor: EllisDon Civil Ltd.
  • Design: Amec Foster Wheeler plc., Strasman Architects Inc., Mulvey & Banani International Inc., The Aquila Group, Condor Signals & Communications Inc.
  • Financial Advisor: EllisDon Capital Inc.

Link Rutherford Station

  • Constructor: Dragados Canada, Inc., Brennan Infrastructures Inc., BoT Construction Group Ltd., Black & McDonald Limited
  • Design: Mott MacDonald, Morrison Hershfield
  • Financial Advisor: ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc., Stonebridge Financial Corporation


  • Constructor: Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc., Dufferin Construction Company, Pomerleau
  • Design: AECOM
  • Financial Advisor: Scotiabank

This project is part of Metrolinx's planned expansion of GO Transit rail service in support of GO Regional Express Rail (RER). GO RER will provide faster, more frequent and more convenient transit service across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), including electrification of core segments of the GO rail network by 2024-25. The program will provide new travel choices for commuters, significantly increase transit ridership, cut journey times and help manage congestion across the GTHA.

Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation:

“The station upgrades, including a new parking structure and new parking spaces helps address exactly what local commuters have been asking for at Rutherford GO Station. We are always looking for new ways to provide a better experience for commuters, and we are doing this by investing in the transit and transportation system that they deserve.”

Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure:

“Improvements to the Rutherford GO station are part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario's history. Through these investments, our government is building critical new transit infrastructure so that we can strengthen communities and connect people to family, friends and job opportunities.”

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