Siemens Mobility Lands Metrolinx M/W ContractWritten by William C. Vantuono, Editor-In-Chief, Railway Age
Metrolinx has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract for track, signal and right-of-way maintenance services for the agency’s GO Transit regional/commutert rail infrastructure system in Toronto’s West Region.
Currently, Siemens Mobility provides various services and products to Metrolinx, including C&S back office support and fault control services at Metrolinx’s Network Operations Center (NOC) in Oakville, Ontario.
“This new maintenance service contract will further strengthen Siemens Mobility’s ongoing relationship with Metrolinx while increasing the organization’s footprint in the Greater Toronto Area,” the company said. “The contract further grows Siemens Mobility’s local Canadian footprint and expand its current team across Ontario. This is part of the overall Siemens footprint in Canada, which includes 33 sites, with more than 2,900 employees. The team will work closely with Metrolinx to mobilize resources, including vehicles and large equipment for start-up of services during the spring of 2023. Our suite of digital tools and software will complement the knowledge and expertise our teams possess with the intelligent use of rail data to provide Metrolinx with superior service 24/7/365.”
“We are excited to continue our partnership with Metrolinx, helping them keep their systems running safely and efficiently as they transport millions of passengers every year,” said Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, CEO of Siemens Mobility in Canada. “Our world-class maintenance know-how will help Metrolinx attain the next level of system availability and operational excellence. The importance of keeping our rail systems running safely and seamlessly continues to be of the utmost importance for transportation operators—now and into the future.”
In Canada, Siemens Mobility has had a presence for more than 40 years, providing railway infrastructure maintenance services on the rail networks in Quebec and Ontario, light rail vehicles in Edmonton and Calgary, trainsets delivered to VIA Rail Canada, new trainsets for Ontario Northland expected to be delivered in 2026, an order for locomotives for Montreal’s exo, the rail electrification and overall system maintenance of the Kitchener-Waterloo LRT, and dispatching services operated from Dorval, Québec, to more than 25 railways across Canada covering more than 3,400 track-miles.