Phil Verster, Metrolinx’s president and CEO, along with Michael Lindsay, Infrastructure Ontario’s CEO, have just published (Nov. 24, 2021) the following release on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT (light rail transit) project:
“Over the past several months, Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have engaged in collaborative and productive discussions with Crosslinx Transit Solutions (CTS), the consortium of private sector companies that has committed to design, build finance and maintain the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) line, to reach a proposed settlement that addresses the majority of the outstanding technical claims on the Crosstown project, including addressing the delay impacts of COVID-19.
“As the settlement has yet to be finalized, we are not in a position to disclose the details. The current appeal on the COVID-19 claim remains before the courts.”
They have added: “We’ve made terrific progress on the Crosstown and we are working diligently with our contractor to get it completed by end of 2022. Tracks are fully installed and trains are now being tested along the entire 19 km route.”