Ontario to upgrade Stouffville GO corridor
The Government of Ontario in Canada plans to improve GO Transit network by upgrading Agincourt, Milliken and Unionville GO stations along the Stouffville GO corridor.
A number of prequalified teams of bidders selected for the Stouffville Corridor Stations Improvements project have already submitted their applications under the Request for Proposals (RFP) stage, which has now closed.
EllisDon Transit Infrastructure, Kenaidan Obayashi Transit Partners and Kiewit-Bird Joint Venture were invited to respond to a request for proposals.
The contract is expected to be awarded early next year.
The scope of work includes the design and construction of the improvements to the three GO stations, as well as the development of new pedestrian connections, track upgrades and platform canopies.
It also includes the building of a new grade-separated crossing and railway overpass bridge at Steeles Avenue.
Ontario Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca said: “The improvements we’re making on the Stouffville GO Corridor will make taking GO Transit an even better and more comfortable option for commuters and families in Scarborough and Unionville.
“Choosing public transit helps manage congestion, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve our economy by connecting people to jobs and opportunities.”
The upgrade initiative is expected to improve rail services on the Stouffville GO corridor and support the GO Regional Express Rail (RER) programme, which is one of the largest commuter rail projects in Canada.
It will involve the laying of additional track, GO station modifications, improvements to rail crossings and electrification works, in addition to the introduction of new locomotives and train control systems.
The number of weekly trips across the entire GO rail network is slated to grow to nearly 6,000 from the current 1,500 by 2024-2025.