John Laing short-listed for availability-based North American transit project
John Laing Group plc ("John Laing" or the "Group"), the responsible investor and active manager of infrastructure projects internationally, is pleased to announce that it has been short-listed for the Rolling Stock, Systems, Operations and Maintenance project (the "RSSOM Project”) which forms part of a wider scheme to deliver the Ontario Line, a new driverless metro system in Toronto, Canada.
A priority project for the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Line is a stand-alone 15.6 kilometre rapid transit line which will be delivered through three integrated Public Private Partnership (“PPP”) packages. The RSSOM Project will be delivered through a Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Maintain (“DBFOM”) PPP delivery model that includes a 30-year operations and maintenance term and availability payments from the Province of Ontario.
John Laing is part of the ONLineLinx consortium which includes global partners Alstom, FCC Construcción, Deutsche Bahn, SMRT, Mass. Electric Construction Co. (a subsidiary of Kiewit), and Parsons, as well as local partners Amico Infrastructures and Pomerleau. This consortium has been confirmed by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx (the “Province of Ontario”) as one of three short-listed teams selected to respond to the Request for Proposals.
Once completed, over half of the Ontario Line route will run underground through new tunnels. The line will significantly improve the accessibility of safe, affordable and sustainable transport by providing over 255,000 more people with walking distance access to rapid transit. The Ontario Line will also reduce crowding on existing subway routes and shorten journey times.
Anthony Phillips, John Laing’s Co-Head of PPP & Greenfield Projects said:
“We are delighted to be involved in this marquee PPP transit project procurement which follows our success in securing the Hurontario Light Rail Transit PPP project in 2019. John Laing has strong partner relationships and a successful international track record in delivering complex transportation schemes, and we look forward to the next stage of the process.”