MTQ – Montreal Metropolitan Light Rail Line Electric Network – Quebec - Project Profile
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The Ministry of Transport of Quebec (MTQ) is undertaking the construction of the metropolitan light rail line electric network project in Quebec, Canada.
The project involves the construction of a fully automated, 67km light rail transit (LRT) system which would connect 27 stations in four branches stretching from the South Shore to Montreal's Trudeau airport and beyond, to both the West Island and Laval.
The LRT will comprise two sections, including the South Shore Branch incorporating the A10/Downtown Montréal corridor, and the Western Branch stretching from Downtown Montréal to the Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau Airport, with connections to Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and Deux-Montagnes.
The South Shore Branch will cover a total length of 15km and incorporate five stations, two bus terminals and two parking facilities, and the construction of 1.3km of new cut-and-cover tunnel and 1.6km of tunnel through rock.
The Western Branch will cover a total length of 52km, and incorporate seven new stations and 12 existing stations, which will be refurbished, seven bus terminals and 11 parking facilities. It will also involve the construction of new tunnel measuring between 2.5km and 6km in length.
The engineering studies for the South Shore Branch were performed by CIMA, while the engineering studies for the Western Branch were performed by Hatch Mott MacDonald, as part of the project’s environmental impact assessment (EIA) study.
Other consultants involved in the preparation of the EIA report include Systra, SETEC, Groupe SM and Canarail.
The 27 new stations will be located at Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Kirkland, Pointe-Claire, Des Sources, Sunnybrooke, Roxboro-Pierrefonds, Autoroute 13, Technoparc Saint-Laurent, Dorval Airport, Bois-Franc, Du Ruisseau, Montpellier, Mont-Royal, Correspondence Highway 40, Canora, Central Station, Ie-des-Soeurs, Panama, Du Quartier, Rive-Sud, Île-Bigras, Ste-Dorothée, Grand-Moulin, Deux-Montagnes.
The project will include the construction of 80m long platforms, administrative facilities and related infrastructure facilities, the installation of signaling and safety systems, elevators, escalators and bike racks in stations and the laying of railway tracks.
CDPQ Infra, a subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, has been appointed to plan, finance, develop and operate the project.
CDPQ Infra will provide US$2,367 million and the Quebec City Council and the federal government will provide the rest of the amount.
On June 28, 2016, CDPQ Infra issued two requests for qualification to bid for two contracts to build and equip the automated rail network.
The two contracts comprise the US$3000 million EPC contract and a US$1150 million contract covering the rolling stock, systems, operation and maintenance. CDPQ Infra will qualify up to three respondents to bid for each contract. The deadline for submissions is August 26.
On November 15, 2016, two consortiums including The NouvlR Group(SNC-Lavalin, Dragados, Aecon, Pomerleau, EBC and AECOM) and The Kiewit-Eurovia (Kiewit, Eurovia, WSP and Parsons) were selected as pre-qualified bidders for the EPC contract.
For the rolling stock, systems, operation and maintenance service (RSSOM) contract, the three consortia that have been qualified are: Alliance Montréal Mobilité (Parsons, Hyundai, RATP, Thales); Bombardier Transportation; and Groupe des Partenaires pour la Mobilité des Montréalais (Alstom and SNC-Lavalin).
In November 2016, CDPQ Infra revised the plans from 24 stations to 27 stations. One of the new stations will connect to the Édouard-Montpetit Metro station, one will connect to the McGill Metro station, and one will be built in the Peel Basin.
CDPQ and the City of Montreal are expected to provide US$74 million to the cost of the new stations.
On January 20, 2017, Quebec's environmental review agency (BAPE) rejected the planning application.
In June 2017, Canadian government confirmed that they will fund the project.
In February 2018, the construction contract (EPC) was awarded to the consortium of The NouvlR Group and the RSSOM contract was awarded to Groupe des Partenaires pour la Mobilité des Montréalais.
Construction activities are scheduled to commence in April 2018 and slated for completion by 2021.Scope
The project involves the construction of a fully automated, 67km light rail transit (LRT) system in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The US$4,940 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of 27 new railway stations
2. Construction of 80m long platforms
3. Construction of bridges
4. Construction of administrative facilities
5. Installation of elevator, escalators and bike racks in stations
6. Installation of signaling and safety systems
7. Laying of railway tracksReasons To Buy
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