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TORONTO — The Toronto Transit Commission has placed an order for 110 low-floor transit buses with the subsidiary of NFI Group for an undisclosed price.

The coach manufacturer says up to 30 buses will be delivered by ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC this year with the remaining 80 vehicles added in 2022.

The order will be used to update the TTC’s Wheel-Trans fleet which is used for seniors and persons with disabilities.

The contract was placed through ARBOC’s Canadian distributor, Creative Carriage Ltd., using the Government of Ontario’s Metrolinx Transit Procurement Initiative.

The contract from Canada’s largest transit authority follows one in 2019 for up to 40 Xcelsior 40-foot battery-electric buses, of which half have already been delivered.

The TTC is North America’s third-largest transit system with subways, streetcars and more than 140 bus routes using about 2,400 vehicles that serve nearly 1.7 million passengers on an average weekday

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The last section of track of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT has been laid on November 1, when Crosslinx Transit Solutions constructor fastened the final clip, reaching a 100 per cent rail installation for the new transit line in Toronto.

To mark the achievement, the clip was special gold-painted and was installed at Eglinton Station, located at the intersection of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue. With that last clip, all of the tracks along the LRT are now in place between Mount Dennis Station in the west and Kennedy Station in the east.

Within the next period, the light rail vehicles will test the infrastructure across the entire line.

Installation of the overhead catenary system, train signals, communications systems, and other features to enable safe train movement will continue into 2022.




The Eglinton Crosstown LRT project covered the construction of a 19 km line (installation of 40 km of tracks) including a 10 km underground section between Keele Street and Laird Drive. The line has 25 stops and stations, offering connection to 54 bus routes, three TTC metro stations and various GO Transit lines providing important transit connections. The project also includes a maintenance and storage facility at Weston Road.

In 2015, Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario awarded Crosslinx Transit Solutions a CAD 9.1 billion (USD 7.3 billion, in current prices) design, build, finance and maintenance contract for the project.

The new light rail line is expected to be completed in 2022 providing up to 60% faster transport services than current travel times.

The new line will be extended towards west, forming the co-called Eglinton Crosstown West Extension (ECWE) for which this year a USD 605 million contract was awarded for the construction of its tunnels. The line will be up to 13.9 km-long with more than 10 stations providing a continuous rapid transit line into Mississauga. 4.7 km of the line would provide transport connection to the Pearson Airport in Toronto. The ECWE will travel underground from Mount Dennis Station onto an elevated guideway between Jane Street and Scarlett Road, then continuing underground to Renforth Drive.

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CAF has been selected for the design, manufacture and commissioning of 28 light rail vehicles for Calgary Green LRT Line. The contract also includes the delivery of depot parts, special tools and testing equipment as well as the TSMSSA service (Technical Support and Maintenance Spares Supply Agreement).

The agreement with the City of Calgary also includes an option for 24 additional vehicles as well as the extension of the TSMSSA service.

EUR 300 million is the estimated value of the contract which includes the base order and all additional options.

“Awarding this contract is a major project milestone and step forward in delivering Calgary’s next LRT. CAF’s proposal met all of the City’s technical and commercial requirements and their Urbos,” Darshpreet Bhatti, the Green Line CEO said.

The LRV is part of Urbos tram platform and will comprise of 7 modules along a length of 42 metres. With a capacity to carry 288 passengers, 73 of which will be seated, its cutting-edge design will guarantee excellent user safety and comfort, with other standout features being vehicle accessibility and spaciousness.
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The low-floor LRVs will be adapted for passengers with reduced mobility improving accessibility, reducing station footprint and enhance safety for pedestrians and vehicles.

Calgary Green LRT Line, a 46 km-long line crossing the city on north-south axis, will be constructed in some phases. The first stage covers the construction of 20 km double track and 15 stations from Shepard to Eau Claire which includes two tunnels and 10 bridges. The first section will provide seamless connections with the existing Red and Blue LRT lines and four MAX BRT routes. Phase 1 of Green Line will connect more than 55,000 riders to Calgary’s transit network and create almost 20,000 jobs throughout construction.

The Phase 2 of the LRT will link Eau Claire to 16 Avenue N.

The line has CAD 4.9 billion (USD 3.9 billion) in funding commitments from the Government of Canada, Government of Alberta and the City of Calgary. In July, the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau announced a CAD 1.53 billion (USD 1.2 billion) investment for the construction of the new line.

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Alstom and Metrolinx signed an agreement to overhaul 94 BiLevel commuter railcars for GO Transit rail system in Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), Ontario.

EUR 118 million is the value of the contract that will be executed at Alstom’s facility in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The mid-life overhaul and upgrades of the coaches will be performed over a two-year period, requiring the vehicles to be stripped down, overhauling parts and producing newly refurbished BiLevel cars for the GO Transit fleet.

The overhaul of the interior of the BiLevel series VII cars will include the installation of updated outlets with USB ports, cosmetic updates to panelling and flooring, a full replacement of customer seating, upgrades to washrooms and service-proven LED lighting. Extending the life of the coaches will ensure Metrolinx has the rail fleet available to support service enhancements including through the GO Expansion programme, with the goal of providing faster and more convenient service for the region.

The cars for the distinctive green and white GO Transit fleet have been built in Alstom’s Thunder Bay 500,000 square-foot facility for over 45 years and the team completed the most recent Metrolinx order for 36 BiLevel passenger coaches and accessible cars this summer. Alstom has been maintaining the GO Transit fleet of coaches and locomotives – more than 1,000 pieces of rolling stock equipment – for over 20 years and operating the GO Transit commuter train network for over a decade approximately 400 daily trips, with more of 700 daily route kilometres.

“We are delighted with the opportunity to extend our 45-year partnership with GO Transit with the overhaul of these BiLevel cars and we thank Metrolinx for their renewed trust and confidence and for recognizing the unique industrial expertise of our team in Thunder Bay,” Michael Keroullé the President of Alstom Americas said.

The BiLevel commuter railcars were originally built between 2003-2008.

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Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the second advance tunnel contract (ATC2) package on the Eglinton Crosstown West extension (ECWE) in Toronto.

Following this procedure, the authorities will select the contractor to deliver the ATC2 work on the project.

The extension of the Eglinton Crosstown West covers the construction of a 9.2 km light rail section with 7 stops, of which approximately 6 km will be underground. The new line will be known as the future TTC Line 5. The extension will run mostly underground, westward from the future Mount Dennis station to Renforth Drive.

The Ontario Province will also release a RFQ for the transit project’s elevated section of tracks between Scarlett Road and Jane Street in the coming weeks. IO and Metrolinx will evaluate the submissions and announce a shortlist of qualified proponents for both contracts in the first quarter of 2022.

These will be followed by a separate contract for the balance of the work, which includes building the stations, fitting-out the tunnels and installing and commissioning the systems. The Advanced Tunnel Contract 1 (Renforth Drive to the extraction shaft at Scarlett Road) project is currently under construction. The contract for the first advance tunnel between Renforth Drive and Scarlett Road was awarded in May to the West End Connectors. The design build finance contract includes the construction of launch and extraction shafts, tunnels, and headwalls for emergency exit buildings and stations, the supply of the TMBs and install segmental precast concrete tunnel liners.

The Eglinton Crosstown West extension is being delivered in four separate procurement contracts comprising the first and the second advanced tunnels, the elevated guideway between between Scarlett Road and Jane Street and the stations, rail and systems.

Once complete, the ECWE will connect to different transit services, including the GO Kitchener Line and UP Express train service at Mount Dennis, TTC bus services at transit stops in Toronto, and GO and MiWay bus services via the Mississauga Transitway.

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Metrolinx selected Bechtel as the delivery partner for the Ontario Line in Toronto which will create a more connected regional transit system.

Bechtel, with sub-vendors Bantrel and Comtech Group will provide resources, experience, and knowledge in preparation for the construction of the 15.6 km (9.7 miles) rapid transit line through the city of Toronto. Over half of the route is planned to run underground through new tunnels, with the remainder running along elevated and at-grade rail corridor sections of track.

The line will stretch across the city from northeast to southwest. The northern terminus will be located near the Science Centre and a critical connection to the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit line. The project’s southern terminus will be at or near Exhibition Place and Ontario Place along the City’s waterfront. The project includes 15 stations, 6 interchange stations and over 40 new connections to GO train lines and existing metro Lines 1 and 2, the future Eglinton Crosstown LRT, and numerous bus lines. Under the project, a maintenance and storage facility and passenger pick-ups and drop off areas at the interchanges will be built.
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The Ontario Line is being delivered as three separate public-private partnership procurement contracts. For the rolling stock, systems, operation and maintenance, a RFP was issued in December 2020. For the Southern civil, stations and tunnel the RFP was launched in December 2020, while for the Northern civil, stations and tunnel, a RFQ will be issued early 2022.

The Ontario Line will be the first new metro line project in 50 years, and it was proposed in 2019 as the four priority transit projects Metrolinx is leading for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).

The line will be the largest single expansion in Toronto’s metro history, helping to ease congestion on existing transit lines throughout the city and bring transit to underserviced neighbourhoods.

The project is expected to be completed in 2030.

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