Regional Express Rail - Highway 401 Rail Tunnel

Location:
Greater Toronto Area
Project Type:
DBF - Design Build Finance
Infrastructure Type:
Transit
Contract Value:
$116.9 million
Estimated Value for Money:
To be announced at Financial Close

About the Project:

Announced in 2014 by the Province of Ontario, Regional Express Rail (RER) will transform the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area over the next decade. Metrolinx will transform the GO rail network into an RER system that will bring 15-minute, two-way, all-day, electrified GO service to communities across the region. System-wide RER infrastructure upgrades will include: adding tracks, expanding stations, electrification of the rail network, new locomotives and train control systems to enable more frequent service.

Status

  • Request for Qualifications:
    Sep 14, 2016
  • Short-list Bidders Selected:
    Feb 16, 2017
  • Request for Proposals:
    Feb 16, 2017
  • Winning Bidder Selected:
    Dec 14, 2017
  • Construction Begins:
  • Construction Ends:

Features

To help increase capacity on the Kitchener Corridor, which passes under Highway 401/409 through a tunnel, infrastructure upgrades are required:

  • Construction of a second tunnel under Highway 401/409 to accommodate two additional tracks, future signaling and communications infrastructure; and
  • Replacing footings of retaining walls that support the ramp from eastbound Highway 409 to eastbound Highway 401.

Community and Green Benefits

  • reduced traffic congestion, greenhouse gases and fuel consumption
  • improved quality of life for commuters by reducing daily travel time 

Economic Benefits

Design and construction of the project will generate employment opportunities, produce significant benefits for commuters.

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