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3/27/2017



Rail News: Passenger Rail

Metrolinx seeks firm to build third track on GO Transit line


The new track will run 6.8 miles along GO Transit's Lakeshore East line.
Photo – Metrolinx

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario last week issued a request for qualifications for firms to build and finance 6.8 miles of third track on GO Transit's Lakeshore East line.

The project also includes expanding and upgrading two rail bridges, rehabilitating existing culverts, and building retaining walls to support additional track grading for the corridor.

The third track will run between Beechgrove Road and Durham Junction in the Toronto area, officials said in a joint press release.

Teams that qualify for the project will be invited to respond to a request for proposals in summer.

The project is part of Metrolinx's support of GO Transit's Regional Express Rail (RER) project, which is aimed at providing faster and more frequent transit service across the Toronto and Hamilton areas.

The RER project includes electrification of core segments of the GO rail network by 2024 or 2025.



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