18-kilometre, 19-stop light rail system to be completed in 2024
MISSISSAUGA - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have awarded a contract valued at $4.6 billion to Mobilinx Hurontario General Partnership (Mobilinx) for the Hurontario LRT. The contract requires Mobilinx to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the new transit project for a 30-year term.
The contract, adjusted for inflation, reflects payments during construction, a substantial completion payment and monthly service payments during the 30-year operations and maintenance period.
The Mobilinx team includes:
- Applicant Lead: John Laing Investments Limited, Astaldi Canada Enterprises Inc., Hitachi Rail STS S.p.A., Transdev North America Inc., Amico Concessions Inc., Salini Impregilo Canada Holding Inc.
- Construction: Astaldi Canada Design & Construction Inc., Hitachi Rail STS Canada Inc., Amico Infrastructures Inc., Bot Infrastructure Ltd., Salini Impregilo Civil Works Inc.
- Design: IBI Group Professional Services (Canada) Inc., Hitachi Rail STS S.p.A., Morrison Hershfield, Arcadis Canada Inc., Daoust Lestage Inc., Exp Services Inc.
- Operation Maintenance & Rehabilitation Provider: Transdev Services Canada Inc., Hitachi Rail STS Canada Inc., Astaldi Canada Enterprises Inc., Salini Impregilo S.p.A.
- Financial Advisor: National Bank, HSBC
At the peak of construction, Mobilinx estimates that approximately 800 jobs will be created.
Design work will begin immediately with construction to follow. Mobilinx anticipates completion of the LRT in Fall 2024.
The selection of Mobilinx is the result of an open, fair and competitive procurement process overseen by a third-party fairness monitor.
Metrolinx and IO are delivering the Hurontario LRT via a public-private partnership (P3) contract which transfers the appropriate risks to the private sector. While the LRT will be operated and maintained by Mobilinx, it will remain publicly owned by Metrolinx.