TA appointed to Hamilton LRT

Credit: Metrolinx

Metrolinx is weighing future models on the Hamilton LRT, appointing technical advisors to work across its packages.

Aecom has been appointed to advise Metrolinx on the development of the 14km transit line, which has undergone many machinations in the last few years.

The project was previously set to be procured as a P3, shortlisting three teams in 2016 before the procurement was scrapped due to cost escalations.

It has since been revived, and is being procured as two major packages, each with different contracting models, and an early works package. 

The first package will focus on helping “clear the path” by taking on the early risks such as the first groundworks, utilizing an alliancing model.

The second package, featuring the development of stops, rail and systems, is yet to have a final decision on the model - although an O&M concession period was noted as possibility at a recent public meeting.

A final decision is set to be made in a December meeting by the Light Rail Transit Subcommittee.