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Three bidding for Ottawa light rail scheme

Three European contractors - Vinci, ACS and Bouygues - are bidding to design, build, finance and maintain the C$2.1bn (£1.3bn) Ottawa Light Rail Transit project in Canada.

Client the City of Ottawa and government advisory body Infrastructure Ontario will now begin evaluation of the bids and will recommend a preferred bidder by the end of the year.

“We have reached another important milestone today in our effort to bring Light Rail Transit to Ottawa,” said Ontario Mayor Jim Watson. “I know residents are pleased to finally see progress on this vital city-building project. Council is looking forward to awarding the contract later this year and getting shovels in the ground in 2013.”

The line is due to open in 2018. It will consist of a 12.5km line with 13 stations.


  • Ottawa Transit Partners - led by Vinci Concessions
  • Rideau Transit Group - led by ACS Infrastructure Canada
  • Rideau Transit Partners - led by Bouygues Travaux Publics



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