The request for proposals (RFP) stage has closed for teams to submit their bids to design, build and finance the Cooksville Station project, part of the GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program.
As we reported in late January, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx issued the RFP for the project to two prequalified teams, EllisDon Infrastructure Transit and Kenaidan Obayashi Transit Partner, which have now submitted their proposals according to the deadline.
The composition of the above-referred teams is the following:
EllisDon Infrastructure Transit
Kenaidan Obayashi Transit Partner
Over the next several months, Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx will evaluate the proposals and a successful proponent is expected to be announced in fall 2017. A fairness monitor is overseeing the entire procurement process.
The scope of work for the Cooksville project includes a new station building; upgrades to the platform access tunnels; a new six-storey parking structure and redevelopment of parking areas; and a bus loop with a minimum of eight bus bays for GO and MiWay bus service.
This work on the Milton corridor is part of a larger, system-wide plan to improve overall GO Transit service, including the delivery of GO Regional Express Rail (RER) by 2024-25. To support transit improvements, Metrolinx will be undertaking major infrastructure upgrades, including additional track, GO station modifications, improved rail crossings, required systems for electrification, and new locomotives and train control systems to enable more frequent service.