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Bidders for GO Transit maintenance facility project narrowed to three


Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario released a request for proposals to three teams that have been shortlisted to submit proposals to design, build, finance and maintain a new maintenance facility for GO Transit.

At more than 600,000 square feet, the East Rail Maintenance Facility is designed to accommodate light and heavy train maintenance; provide additional train storage to support GO Transit's planned service expansions; and provide daily maintenance for up to 22 12-car trains, Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario officials said in a prepared statement.

The new facility is part of Metrolinx's plan to improve public transit in the Toronto and Hamilton areas.

Over the past several months, numerous companies participated in a "rigorous" competitive request for qualifications process, Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario officials said. The three highest-scoring bidders were shortlisted and invited to respond to a request for proposals.

The three bidders and their prime team members are:

• East Rail Development Group, which includes SNC-Lavalin; Dragados Canada Inc.; URS Canada; National Bank; Geo. A. Kelson Co. Ltd.; and Guild Electric Ltd.

• Integrated Rail Partners, which includes Aecon Construction Group Inc.; Balfour Beatty Group Canada Inc.; Pomerleau Inc.; Black & McDonald Ltd.; Investec; Parsons Brinckerhoff; Sowinski & Sullivan Architects; Strasman Architects; and Lea Consultants.

• Plenary Infrastructure ERMF, which includes Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd.; Kiewit Canada Development Group; Bird Design Build Construction Inc.; Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co.; Honeywell Limited; Toronto Terminals Railway; Stantec Consulting; Arup Canada Inc.; TD Securities; and Cofely Adelt.

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