Metrolinx hands new service contract to Oakville-based company


Published February 23, 2023 at 12:19 pm

Siemens Mobility has been selected by Ontario’s local public operator Metrolinx to provide track, signal, and right-of-way maintenance services for the agency’s railway infrastructure system that makes up the West Region of Toronto. SIEMENS PHOTO

Siemens Mobility, a separately managed company of Siemens in Oakville, has landed a three-year service contract with Metrolinx.

Under the new deal, the company will provide track, signal and right-of-way maintenance services for Metrolinx’s railway infrastructure system related to the West Region of Toronto.

Siemens Mobility already provides various services and products to Metrolinx, including signal and communications back-office support as well as fault control  services at its Network Operations Centre (NOC) in Oakville.

The new contract also offers a two-year extension.

The company says its suite of digital tools will “complement the knowledge and expertise their teams possess” with the intelligent use of rail data to provide Metrolinx with “superior service” 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“With the new contract with Metrolinx, we continue to showcase our commitment to being a trusted partner to our customers around the world,” said Johannes Emmelheinz, CEO of Customer Services at Siemens Mobility.

“With a combination of our on-the-ground rail infrastructure maintenance experience and our suite of digital services, we can ensure up to 100 per cent system availability.”

The Ontario government’s Crown agency, Metrolinx manages and integrates road and rail public transport in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

It serves over 100 million passengers with 20 transit lines.

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