Image shows an electric train on a bridge.

GO Expansion program takes next step in procurement journey

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario provide an update on the procurement for the GO Expansion On-Corridor Works package.

The GO Expansion program is unprecedented in its scale and complexity – the first of its kind in Canada. 

The largest and most complex element of the program is the GO Expansion On-Corridor Works package, a single, innovative, fully integrated contract to provide a higher level of service on the GO network. 

Image shows an electric train on a bridge.
An electric powered GO train moves across a bridge, in this artist rendering. (Metrolinx image)

The process to select a partner to design and build the infrastructure, then operate and maintain the trains for 25 years – the largest capital project in the GO Expansion program – continues to progress.  

Today (Feb. 23), Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) are pleased to announce that following a rigorous evaluation process, ONxpress Transportation Partners was identified as the first negotiations proponent and EnTransit was identified as the second negotiations proponent. 

Metrolinx and IO are entering into the start of the negotiations stage with ONxpress Transportation Partners to confirm the technical and financial details proposed in their bid.  

If the negotiations process with the proponents reaches a successful outcome in the coming weeks, the next step will be the confirmation of commercial close, at which time Metrolinx will enter into a development phase with the successful proponent. 

The GO Expansion program will deliver 15 minute or better, all-day service on the core GO rail network. 

That means a train turning up every 15 minutes or less in each direction at every station between Union and Burlington on the Lakeshore West Line, Union and Bramalea on the Kitchener Line, Union and Bradford on the Barrie Line, Union and Unionville on the Stouffville Line, and Union and Oshawa on Lakeshore East.  

This will transform the way this region will move and will make it easier for customers to connect and get where they need to go.