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10/27/2011



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Metrolinx selects Aecon/Dufferin joint venture for Air Rail Link work


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Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx recently chose a joint venture formed between Aecon Group Inc.’s infrastructure division and Dufferin Construction Co. as the preferred bidder to design, build and finance a 1.9-mile line for the Air Rail Link (ARL) and an ARL passenger station at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Metrolinx will own and operate the ARL, an express rail line between Toronto Union Station and the airport.

The project team will design, build and finance the elevated guideway connecting GO Transit’s Georgetown line to the airport. The project will include construction of a new station at the airport’s Terminal 1, multiple utility relocations, and crossings over the Mimico Creek and other major roadways.

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx are negotiating contract details with the joint venture and expect to close a deal in early 2012. Construction on the line is expected to begin in spring 2012 and conclude in 2014.





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