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11/10/2011



Rail News: Passenger Rail

British Columbia ministry seeks Evergreen Line bids from three short-listed teams


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British Columbia’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure recently released a request for proposals to design, build and finance the $1.4 billion Evergreen Line in Vancouver.

Seven teams or consortiums responded to an initial request for qualifications; after an evaluation of the submissions, the ministry short-listed the following three teams to submit a proposal: EL Partners, Kiewit/Flatiron Evergreen Line and SNC-Lavalin Inc. Technical submissions from the short-listed teams are due in April 2012 and financial submissions are due shortly afterward. The ministry expects to select a preferred team by summer 2012 and construction to start in second-half 2012.

The ministry will seek separate bids for road widening, building removal, electrical and natural gas line work, and the relocation of Canadian Pacific tracks. That portion of the project is expected to start in early 2012.

Scheduled to open in summer 2016, the seven-mile, six-station Evergreen Line will be part of TransLink’s SkyTrain service and connect Coquitlam to Vancouver via Port Moody and Burnaby. The line will connect with SkyTrain at Lougheed Station and integrate with regional bus and West Coast Express networks.


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