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Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario today announced the Eglinton Crosstown LRT Project is one step closer with the release of a request for proposals to the consortia pre-qualified to deliver the balance of the Crosstown project in Toronto.A thorough request for qualifications process qualified two consortia: Crosslinx Transit Solutions and Crosstown Transit Partners. They have been invited to submit formal proposals for the Crosstown's integrated system project.The consortia prime team members include:
Crosslinx Transit Solutions
Crosstown Transit Partners
The winning consortia will be selected to design, construct, and finance the project's construction, as well to maintain the stations and trackwork over a 30-year period.
Qualified consortia will spend most of 2014 planning and preparing their teams and proposals for the project.
The Crosstown represents a CAD$5.3 billion (2010) transit improvement investment - the largest in the history of the region.
The Crosstown project consist of 19 kilometre corridor, with more than 10 kilometre underground portion, and it will have 25 stations and stops, linking to bus routes, three subway stations and various GO Transit lines. The project will be an integrated system consisting of stations, trackworks, signaling, communications and other required infrastructure.