Stantec wins role on Hurontario LRT project in Canada

WCN Editorial Team 10 Apr 2020 NORTH AMERICA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Canadian design firm Stantec has been selected by Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) to provide technical advisory services for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in Ontario, Canada.

The project, which will connect the cities of Mississauga and Brampton, forms part of the Ontario government's plan to expand transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

The Hurontario LRT project will involve the construction of 18km of new rapid transit from the Port Credit GO regional rail station near Lake Ontario to the Brampton Gateway Terminal.

It will also include an operations, maintenance, and storage facility located at Highway 407 and feature 19 stops along the line.

Under the contact, Stantec will act as the lead technical advisor for the project. The firm will offer design, construction, and commissioning oversight services for the overall project from groundbreaking to ribbon cutting. Currently, design review services are in progress on the project.

To deliver the project, Stantec is involving several specialists from transportation engineering, civil engineering, environmental, rail systems, building engineering, urban planning and architecture. The Canadian design firm will also be supported locally by HDR.

The Hurontario LRT is being developed by Metrolinx and IO through a public-private partnership (P3) contract.

When completed, the project will be operated and maintained by the Mobilinx consortium but will remain publicly-owned by Metrolinx. Construction on the project is expected to be completed in 2024.

In October 2019, Mobilinx consortium has been awarded a $3.5bn contract to deliver the Hurontario LRT project. The consortium includes John Laing, Astaldi, Hitachi, Transdev, Amico concessions and Salini Impregilo.

Stantec Transportation vice president and regional business leader Gregg Cooke said: “We’re seeing increasing investment in transit projects in Ontario and in other North American markets.

“Governments are looking to provide smart and efficient mobility systems to better move growing urban populations, while reducing congestion and travel times. The Hurontario LRT will provide a sustainable transportation solution and economic opportunity to the citizens of Mississauga and Brampton for decades to come.”

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 The Hurontario LRT project will involve the construction of 18km of new rapid transit. (Credit: Transdev)

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