Contract awarded for Ontario Line RSSOM

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Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have awarded a contract to Connect 6ix valued at $9B ($2.3B for capital costs and $6.7B for short-term construction financing and transaction costs, train costs and 30-year operations and maintenance, lifecycle, and long-term financing).

The Connect 6ix team will design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Ontario Line Rolling Stock, Systems, Operations and Maintenance (RSSOM) contract for a 30-year term. The Connect 6ix team comprises Plenary Americas, Hitachi Rail, Webuild Group (Salini Impreglio Canada Holding Inc.), Transdev Canada Inc. 

The project is being delivered under the public-private partnership (PPP) model. The team will start deploying its design and construction workers and expects to start construction in 2023. The projected completion date for the project is 2031. Connect 6ix will start running and maintaining the Ontario Line for a 30-year period once all the civil infrastructure components and systems from the Ontario Line North and South segments have been finished, integrated, and certified.

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