The Project consists of a new light rail transit (LRT) and associated infrastructure. The new line runs from Conestoga Mall in Waterloo to Fairview Park Mall in Kitchener, a distance of approximately 19km.
The route utilizes a mixture of on-street running and existing railway corridors, and generally uses a twin track cross section (i.e. one track in each direction).
The Project also includes an operation, maintenance and storage facility for the fleet of LRT vehicles which will be operated on the new line. The LRT vehicles (14 nos) were procured by the Region directly. However, their maintenance as well as operating the service are all part of the DBFOM Contract requirements. An acceptance test for the vehicles is part of the process.
The contract for maintenance of the infrastructure, systems and LRT vehicles will cover a period of 30 years, and the contract for the operation of the LRT service cover an initial period of 10 years, which the Region has the option of extending in 5-year increments, up to a total of 30 years.
In Operation, Completion date 28 July 2017
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