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EllisDon wins contract to rebuild rail station in Ontario

Written by Paul Conley
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Infrastructure Ontario

EllisDon Infrastructure Transit (EDIT) has won a $175 million (C$239 million) design/build/finance deal to revamp GO Transit’s Rutherford Station in Vaughan, Ontario.

EDIT is a consortium led by of EllisDon, an employee-owned construction services company. Other participants in the Rutherford deal include Wood, Strasman Architects Inc., Mulvey & Banani International Inc., The Aquila Group, Condor Signals & Communications Inc., and NAK Design Strategies. EDIT was one of three groups short-listed for the project. The others were Link Rutherford Station and Steelhead Constructors.

In addition to work on the station itself, the Rutherford contract calls for building a new multi-level parking structure that integrates with the station building; redesigns of surface parking, kiss and ride, bus loop and pedestrian access areas; adding new rail platforms and a second heavy rail track; making provision for future third express center track; and rail/road grade separation on Rutherford Road.

Construction will begin in spring 2019, with completion expected in 2023, according to EllisDon.

The Rutherford GO Station is a train and bus station in the GO Transit network located in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. It is a stop on the Barrie line train service, which runs on the former Northern Railway of Canada route and is the oldest operating railway line in Ontario, with passenger service beginning in 1853.

EDIT is also one of five teams shortlisted to build and finance the Lakeshore East – West Corridor Expansion project. A request for proposals for that project is expected in spring 2019, acccording to Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx.

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