ACS-SNC team wins Ontario Crosslinx C$4-billion light-rail contract

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ACS-SNC team wins Ontario Crosslinx C$4-billion light-rail contract

According to sources, the Crosslinx Transit Solution group has been selected by the Ontario government as the preferred bidder for Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown LRT project in Ontario, Canada.

The Crosslinx Transit Solution group is a mix of Canadian and international partners, including SNC-LavalinACS Infrastructure CanadaEllisDonAeconDragrados Canada, and IBI Group. The team beat out competition from Crosstown Transit Partners, a consortium composed by Fengate Capital Management Ltd.OHL Concesiones S.A.STRABAG IncBechtel Development Company, Inc., and Obayashi Canada Holdings, Ltd.

The Crosstown project consists of a 19 kilometre corridor, with a more than 10 Km 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.

The winning consortia will be responsible for the design, build, finance and maintain the stations and trackwork over a 30-year period.

The Eglinton Crosstown LTR, which is part of Metrolinx's regional transportation plan designed to reduce congestion, represents a CAD$5.3 billion transit improvement investment. It is the single-largest transit project in the province's history.

The project is expected to open in late 2020 and funding will be provided by the Ontario government and administered by Metrolinx.

In late December 2013 Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario issued a request for proposals to the consortia pre-qualified to develop the Eglinton Crosstown LRT Project. Later in September 2014 the project was selected to receive funding from the Ontario's green bond program.

The federal government has recently selected a team including SNC-Lavalin and ACS Infrastructure Canada to build the new Champlain bridge in Montreal for more than $3 billion.

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