01 March 2022
Metrolinx, the transportation authority for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area in Ontario, Canada, has awarded the GO Expansion Program Delivery Partner contract to the Mace, Comtech and SYSTRA (MCS) consortium.

The 10-year rail infrastructure program, GOE, is Metrolinx's largest and most ambitious endeavour to date and aims to expand and improve GO Transit rail services. With a long-term vision of providing 15-minute, two-way, 24-hour service on core segments of its rail network, Metrolinx will provide increased connections between communities and further support sustainability through its operations.

MCS will be integrated as delivery partners with Metrolinx to manage this complex program of works, which includes new stations, electrification of existing lines, installing new rail lines, upgrading existing stations, signalling, and more.

Together, the three firms will draw on their individual strengths for the benefit of the program. Mace will leverage British expertise from the mobilization of large integrated teams on the HS2 program at Euston Station in London as well as Birmingham New Street Station, and from its role as a delivery partner for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

In equal measures, GOE will benefit from Comtech’s experience delivering multiple mandates within Metrolinx’s capital projects portfolio and expertise in program delivery and information system management, along with French engineering firm SYSTRA’s extensive international track record in rail construction, operations, and maintenance.

As an infrastructure program, GOE will support the growing regional economy through job creation and improved connectivity, unlocking investment and urban development in the province of Ontario. The combination of cleaner, electric trains and more people using metro-style transit will also significantly improve air quality in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

We are delighted to be part of the GOE project with our partners Mace and Comtech. As an international engineering firm with extensive experience in transportation systems and a strong presence in Canada, we are proud to be part of the team that will deliver this ambitious project for Metrolinx. Together, we will combine expertise, innovation and a focus on user needs to provide the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area with the most sustainable infrastructure possible.

Dave Spagnolo, CEO of SYSTRA Canada

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