01 Mar, 2022 By Rob Horgan
A joint venture between Mace, Comtech and Systra has been awarded the delivery partner contract for the largest mass transit infrastructure programme in Canada’s history.
Working under the collective name of MCS, the consortium will support Metrolinx’s C$16.8bn (£9.8bn) GO Expansion rail programme in Toronto.
The 10 year GO Expansion rail infrastructure programme is Metrolinx’s largest endeavour to date and aims to expand the national GO Transit rail service.
GO Transit carries over 65M passengers a year using an extensive network of train and bus services.
The expansion project’s long term vision is to provide a two way, all day service, every 15 minutes or less on core segments of Metrolinx’s rail network.
Metrolinx estimates that the expansion will quadruple rail service passengers from 1,500 trips a week in 2015 to 6,000 by the year 2025.
MCS will be integrated as delivery partners with Metrolinx to manage this complex programme, which includes new stations, electrification of existing lines, installing new rail lines, upgrading existing stations and signalling.
Mace Consult chief executive Jason Millett said: “This is a truly transformative programme of huge global significance to Mace Consult, as we continue to grow our infrastructure offering in North America.”
“By combining Mace’s extensive delivery partner expertise with Systra’s local and international rail technical expertise, and Comtech’s in-depth local project and program management knowledge, we are creating a winning formula for delivering on Metrolinx’s vision. We look forward to supporting the delivery and being part of a journey that will leave a world-class legacy in Canada.”
Metrolinx executive vice president of GO Expansion Stephanie Davies added: “Metrolinx is continuing to unlock regional growth through investment in the GO Expansion program.
“We look forward to working with MCS as our program delivery partner to oversee and coordinate all station and corridor work, integrating multiple GO Expansion projects for more seamless management and delivery of infrastructure upgrades and new construction.”
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