Alstom has revealed that consortium ONxpress Transportation Partners has signed the project agreement for the On-Corridor Works Project of the GO Expansion program following a procurement process led by Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario.
The ONxpress Transportation Partners consortium comprises Alstom, Aecon Group, Deutsche Bahn International Operations and FCC Construcción.
The multibillion-dollar On-Corridor Works Project will transform collective mobility in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), making it faster, more reliable, and more sustainable.
Alstom’s scope within the consortium is anticipated to include the supply and integration of new electric locomotives, train control systems, a new traction power system and network electrification via an overhead catenary system.
Alstom will also upgrade the existing GO Transit BiLevel rolling stock, signaling systems, telecommunications systems, and other digital equipment, and maintain the new locomotives and signaling system for a period of 25 years.
GO Expansion will transform the GO rail network from a commuter service into an all-day rapid system, converting the network from a diesel-powered commuter railway to a primarily electric regional express system and will include system-wide upgrades, to deliver all-day service every 15 minutes on the core rail network.
The On-Corridor Works Project, Ontario’s largest capital infrastructure project, is an innovative, fully integrated contract that will not only deliver fast, more frequent and improved rail services within the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), but also cleaner and more environmentally-friendly service.
“This agreement reinforces Alstom’s contribution as the main railway partner in the growing Greater Toronto and Hamilton area and we would like to thank Metrolinx and Ontario for their continued confidence in Alstom. We are extremely proud to have been a part of this pursuit with ONxpress Transportation Partners for over four years and confirm our commitment to the people of the GTHA through a project that will not only provide faster, more frequent and all-day world-class service but is also a major step toward zero-emission mobility in the GTHA,” said Michael Keroullé, president of Alstom Americas.
The multi-billion-dollar value of the On-Corridor Works Project commences with a safety signaling upgrade work package and a two-year collaborative development phase between ONxpress Transportation Partners and Metrolinx to refine the scope, progress with the design and plan the operational improvements to the system. The scope of work and corresponding contract value will be finalized between ONxpress Transportation Partners and Metrolinx upon completion of the development phase.