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RFQ issued for stations, rail in Scarborough Subway Extension project

September 17, 2021  By Crane & Hoist Canada Staff

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have released the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the stations, rail and systems (SRS) of the Scarborough Subway Extension project.

The project is a 7.8-kilometre extension of TTC’s Line 2 Bloor-Danforth subway, which will run from the existing Kennedy Station northeast to McCowan Road/Sheppard Avenue.

The RFQ outlines the scope of work required for the SRS package, which includes:

  • Three new subway stations, with associated bus terminal facilities, at Lawrence Avenue and McCowan Road, Scarborough Centre and a terminal station at McCowan Road and Sheppard Avenue.
  • Eight emergency exit buildings and other required emergency and life-safety
  • Installation, testing and commissioning of all systems equipment including track, ventilation, signals, communications, integrated control system, traction power, and all other permanent mechanical and electrical systems.

IO and Metrolinx will evaluate submissions and are expected to announce a shortlist of qualified proponents who will be invited to respond to a request for proposals in early 2022.

Interested companies must register with to download the RFQ.

Project to be delivered in two contracts

The scope of work for the whole project includes the subway extension, tunnelling work for the length of the alignment, three new stations, emergency exit buildings, traction power substations and modifications at Kennedy Station, and transit connections to Line 2, Line 5 – Eglinton Crosstown LRT, GO train service (Stouffville line) and the Durham Region Transit bus service.

Contracts have already been awarded to 360 Alliance – Stantec and Jacobs (program controls service consultant), OneT+ – Gannett Fleming and IBI Group (technical advisor), Lakeland Consulting (fairness advisor) an McCarthy Tetrault LLP (legal advisor).

Strabag won the second contract for this project. The Advance Tunnel contract value is $757.1 million.

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