Final contract RFQ issued for Langley SkyTrain project

It’s last call to work on B.C.’s SkyTrain extension


A train waits at the station. – Province of B.C.

Key Takeaways:

  • The final contract involves trackwork design and installation, and electrical systems work.
  • The RFQ is set to close Jan. 23.
  • Officials expect project work to begin in 2024.

The Whole Story:

B.C. is on the hunt for its third and final contract on the Surrey Langley SkyTrain project.

The Surrey Langley SkyTrain project is a 16-kilometre extension of the Expo Line from King George Station to Langley City Centre and is the first rapid transit expansion south of the Fraser River in 30 years. Once complete, the project will provide transportation for people in Surrey, Langley and across Metro Vancouver.

As part of the competitive selection process, a request for qualifications (RFQ) has been issued for the systems and trackwork contract, which includes the design and installation of the SkyTrain trackwork, as well as the design, installation and integration of electrical systems, such as power, telecommunications and automatic train control.

The RFQ will close Jan. 23, 2023. Following evaluation, as many as three teams will be selected to participate in the next stage of the competitive selection process, which is the request for proposals (RFP).

The Surrey Langley SkyTrain project is being delivered through three separate contracts. According to the province, the multi-contract approach will increase competition and enable a broader range of companies to bid on different elements of the project.

The first RFQ was issued on Aug 2, 2022, to build the elevated guideway, roadworks and utilities, as well as active transportation elements, such as cycling and walking paths along the extension. The second RFQ was issued in October 2022 to identify a contractor for the construction of eight new SkyTrain stations, including active transportation elements around the new stations.

Major construction on the Surrey Langley SkyTrain project is expected to begin in 2024, and the extension is anticipated to be operational in late 2028.


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