October 22, 2019
Today, Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx announced that Mobilinx has signed the contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT), a key city-building initiative and the largest transit infrastructure project to take place in Mississauga’s history.
“After more than 10 years of hard work, I’m proud to say with confidence that the Hurontario LRT is moving full steam ahead. Today marks an important milestone, which puts this project on track to completion. We know construction will be challenging, but I look forward to getting shovels in the ground and trains running up and down our City’s busiest corridor soon,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The Hurontario LRT will get people moving, break congestion, lower our City’s GHG emissions, and help us better manage the growth happening in our City. By 2041, we anticipate that nearly 25 per cent of all jobs in our City will be within 1 kilometre of the LRT. It will be a game-changer for Mississauga and I cannot wait to take my first ride on the new line.”
Major construction is expected to begin in early 2020. Ongoing early works to move underground utilities will continue along the corridor.
“City staff have been working closely with Metrolinx, along with the City of Brampton, to prepare for this major construction project,” said Janice Baker, City Manager and CAO. “This is a Metrolinx led project, and while the City has no direct contractual relationship with Mobilinx, we have a team of City staff who will support the construction team and provide critical input into the next phase of the project. Of highest priority will be timely communication on potential impacts and disruption during construction, and a smooth transition to an exciting new level of service on one of our busiest transit corridors.”
A Corporate Report will be presented to Mississauga Council in the coming months with an update on project agreements, as well as costs for operations and maintenance.
For more information, please visit metrolinx.com/hurontarioLRT.
Hurontario LRT will have 19 stops, including the future City Centre stop on Rathburn Road
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The new 18-km dedicated light rail transit system from Port Credit GO Station to Brampton Gateway Terminal is scheduled to be completed by late 2024. Once running, locally-assembled Alstom light rail vehicles will carry tens of thousands of passengers on a daily basis between 19 stops. Hurontario LRT will link to the Mississauga Transitway, MiWay and Brampton Transit routes, GO Stations at Port Credit and Cooksville, Square One GO Bus Terminal, and the Brampton Gateway Terminal.