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Financial close reached on Ontario Line RSSOM contract

DCN-JOC News Services
Financial close reached on Ontario Line RSSOM contract

TORONTO — Financial close has been achieved on the $9 billion Ontario Line Rolling Stock, Systems, Operations and Maintenance (RSSOM) contract, one of several contracts to deliver the Ontario Line, Plenary Americas’ Connect 6ix consortium announced recently.

Construction is expected to begin in 2023 with completion slated for 2031.

The Ontario Line is a 15.6-kilometre standalone rapid transit line that will connect the Ontario Science Centre to Exhibition/Ontario Place with 15 stations and more than 40 connections to existing transit options along the route.

The RSSOM scope of work includes a 30-year contract to design, supply, operate, and maintain the fleet of autonomous, electrically powered trains and design, build, operate, and maintain all track and communications (e.g. network, Wi-Fi, CCTV, passenger information) and train control systems for the Ontario Line.

It also includes design, build, operate and maintain the maintenance and storage facility and the operations control centre.

The Connect 6ix team includes:

  • Applicant Lead: Plenary Americas, Hitachi Rail, Webuild Group, Transdev Canada Inc.
  • Design Team: Hitachi Rail, IBI Group Professional Services (Canada) Inc.
  • Construction Team: Hitachi Rail, Webuild Group, NGE Contracting Inc.
  • Operations, Maintenance and Rehabilitation Team: Hitachi Rail, Transdev Canada Inc.
  • Financial Adviser: National Bank Financial Inc., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

“Reaching financial close on the Ontario Line RSSOM project is an exciting milestone for Plenary Americas and the rest of the Connect 6ix consortium,” said Brian Budden, president and CEO of Plenary Americas, in a statement. “We look forward to working with our partners at Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario to help improve capacity, reliability and access to rapid transit across the region.”


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