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Ottawa taps RTG to deliver rolling stock for O-Train extensions

The second phase of the city's light-rail plan involves building 23 miles of rail.
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City of Ottawa, Ontario, officials have signed a $349 million variation agreement with Rideau Transit Group Partnership (RTG) for the rolling stock and onboard equipment needed for extensions to the city's O-Train light-rail system.

The pact extends existing contractual arrangements, according to a press release issued by SNC-Lavalin, which is part of RTG.

RTG is a consortium composed of SNC-Lavalin, ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc. and EllisDon. The group currently is delivering the first phase of the Confederation Line and will extend its existing contractual agreement for the second phase.

In March, RTG and Ottawa ratified a memorandum of understanding for a portion of the second phase of the O-Train's Confederation Line.

Signed contracts for the project to be delivered by SNC-Lavalin and its partners include delivery of 38 additional light-rail vehicles to be assembled at the Belfast maintenance, administration and storage facility, as well as assistance to Ottawa during the procurement process.

"We are proud that the city of Ottawa has extended our scope to ensure the growth of the project and has entrusted us to maintain the Confederation Line's core assets until 2048," said Chantal Sorel, managing director of capital at SNC-Lavalin.


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