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CPCS wins Metrolinx contract to deploy rail experts for its Capital Projects Group

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CPCS, a leading group of transport advisors, selected to deploy specialized experts to support the transportation agency’s multi-billion-dollar passenger rail program.

Metrolinx has awarded CPCS, through this sole supplier contract, the critical task of finding, onboarding, and integrating various rail experts — locally or internationally — into Metrolinx’s project teams for the successful delivery of major rail and transit projects in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).

  • Major capital projects include the expansion of GO Transit, Rapid Transit, and Subway programs over the next decade.

  • This latest mandate cements CPCS’s role as trusted advisor to Metrolinx, whom we have supported with strategic, commercial, and technical advisory since 2015.

Sourcing the right expertise

“The stakes are high for Metrolinx, so having the right expertise is critical,” says Adrian Lightstone, a CPCS senior advisor in major rail and transit projects.

The roles to fulfil may include industry subject matter experts, project and program managers, engineers, rail operation professionals, and other specialist advisors required for the delivery of the capital projects.

Experts in major projects

“From Sydney to San Francisco, CPCS has supported the development of new and existing urban rail and transit networks,” adds Adrian. “We know the attributes, skills, and knowledge to navigate the intricate web of timelines, budgets, procurement, and deliverables.”

CPCS is an infrastructure advisor working across the transport sector, and a leading provider of major projects expertise from ideation and development through to implementation and delivery.

Metrolinx awarded this contract to CPCS because of our track record of building and sustaining long-term relationships with the best specialist rail experts in the UK and North America. Excelling at this has enabled us to deliver leading transport thinkers and doers from around the world to large-scale transportation projects to enhance outcomes for our clients and their passengers.

Clients that CPCS has worked with locally and internationally:

VIA Rail

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)


Infrastructure British Columbia

British Columbia’s Transportation Investment Corporation (TI Corp)



Department for Transport


Transport Scotland

Transport for Wales

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