IO doesn't get involved in very many "Direct Delivery" projects; where the tender includes a complete design and just wants it constructed. When they do, it's for departments which rarely do that type of tender like the Ministry of Tourism.Perhaps there's a monetary threshold that splits project between IO/Metrolinx.
Then how come Rutherford GO was tendered through IO?IO doesn't get involved in very many "Direct Delivery" projects; where the tender includes a complete design and just wants it constructed. When they do, it's for departments which rarely do that type of tender like the Ministry of Tourism.
That was Design + Build + Finance.Then how come Rutherford GO was tendered through IO?
And similar works (incl. the parking structure) at Maple do not require a complete design??That was Design + Build + Finance.
Infrastructure upgrades, such as the construction of third track infrastructure will further help to accommodate increased capacity on the Barrie GO line as part of the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service.www.infrastructureontario.ca
Metrolinx produced the designs for Maple, then did a construction tender for that design. 2 separate steps with Metrolinx in-between approving them.And similar works (incl. the parking structure) at Maple do not require a complete design??
Rutherford was a single tender for Design + Build + Finance.That was exactly my question. Why Rutherford GO involved IO, and Maple GO didn't?
I don't see how Barrie line RER and the Yonge North Extension are related at all. They are very different service types and don't even serve the same area. First of all, who says ridership between Downsview and downtown is extremely low? Considering most GO trips are to Union, that section should be the busiest part of the Barrie line. I'm also not sure what your point is about Aurora GO station being close to Yonge St? Are you saying rather than taking a ~55 minute GO Train to Union, they could instead take a ~50 minute bus ride to RH and then a ~40 minute subway ride to Union?I'm curious about the Barrie GO line. I can certainly see why increased GO service and improvements to the commuter rail service is needed but don't see the logic of RER.
If the Yonge north extension goes forward taking the line to RH, is RER really needed? Between Downsview and downtown the ridership is extremely low mostly due to it being parallel to the Spadina subway and that won't change. The other RER lines will see exponential growth due to serving hundreds of new destinations and literally millions of new residents but that won't happen with Barrie RER due to being close to Spadina and basically meeting up with Yonge near Aurora. Considering this, is Barrie RER going to attract many new riders and if not would that RER money be better spent on other corridor on things like grade separations?