TORONTO - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build and finance the Milton Corridor project, which consists of an expansion of Milton GO Station, redevelopment of Meadowvale GO Station and a new Stations Operations West Facility. This project is part of a larger, system-wide plan to improve GO Transit service, including supporting the delivery of GO Regional Express Rail (RER) by 2024-25.

The RFQ outlines the scope of work required, which includes:

Milton GO Station

  • New station building
  • Reconfiguration of parking lot layouts, bus loop, and passenger pick-up/drop-offs
  • Accessible connections to train and bus platforms
  • Upgrade of existing platform and infrastructure to support future layover of trains
  • Upgrade of parking lot and additional parking spaces
  • Improved pedestrian connections and bicycle storage

Meadowvale GO Station

  • New station building
  • Reconfiguration of parking lot layouts, bus loop, and passenger pick-up/drop-offs
  • Accessible connections to train and bus platforms
  • Repair and replacement of damaged catch basins and storm sewer lines
  • Upgrade of parking lot
  • Improved pedestrian connections and bicycle storage

Station Operations West Facility 

  • Partial demolition and retrofit/renovation of a vacant office and warehouse facility to accommodate future office, warehouse and parking needs for GO operations
  • New secured fleet vehicle parking lot 

The RFQ is the first step in the procurement process to select a team to deliver the project. IO and Metrolinx will evaluate submissions to prequalify project teams with the relevant design and construction experience. Teams that qualify will be invited to respond to a request for proposals in 2018. Interested companies must register with www.merx.com to download the RFQ.

Quick Facts:

  • The project is being delivered using Infrastructure Ontario's Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) model, which transfers risks associated with design, construction and financing of the project to the private sector.
  • GO RER is Ontario's plan to provide faster and more frequent service on the GO rail network, with electrified service on core segments, including the UP Express. To support these planned GO rail service  improvements, Metrolinx will be undertaking major infrastructure upgrades, including, for example, additional track, GO station modifications, improved rail crossings, required systems for electrification, and new locomotives and train control systems to enable more frequent service.
  • Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province's history. To learn more about what's happening in your community, visit Ontario.ca/BuildON.

Quotes: 
“This region is growing and so is demand for public transit. We are investing in greater convenience and comfort for commuters with improvements to station capacity, accessible connections to train and bus platforms, new multi-use paths for pedestrians and cyclists, and safety upgrades to lighting and PA systems. These station expansions are just part of our plan to keep Ontario moving with a future-ready transportation network”
Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation

“Ontario is committed to making infrastructure investments that will give people new and better travel options, with faster and more frequent service. Moving people to the places they work, live and play is key to growing our economy and helping them in their everyday lives.”
Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure

“Customers at Milton and Meadowvale GO stations will get new station buildings, an exciting change as we make it easier to get to our stations with more parking, better bus/train connections, improved cycling and better pedestrian access.   This is all part of our huge construction programme to expand GO Transit and to make using transit as better and easier."
Phil Verster, President and CEO, Metrolinx

 “We're pleased that Infrastructure Ontario's proven AFP model will help deliver a number of important projects for GO Transit expansion, including the Milton Corridor project.”
Ehren Cory, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario

Learn More

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Contacts:

Lisa DiMenna
Infrastructure Ontario
416-326-9378

Anne Marie Aikins
Metrolinx
416-202-5796

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