East Rail Maintenance Facility
East Rail Maintenance Facility
East Rail Maintenance Facility
East Rail Maintenance Facility
East Rail Maintenance Facility
East Rail Maintenance Facility

East Rail Maintenance Facility

whitby, ontario

CLIENT:Metrolinx/Infrastructure Ontario
CONSULTANT:Stantec Consulting Ltd.
CONTRACT TYPE:Public-Private Partnership
Project VALUE:$465,000,000
Project SIZE:46,450 sq. m.
DURATION:33 months
LEED CERTIFICATION LEVEL:Gold
East Rail Maintenance Facility

Bird was the managing partner of the design-build joint venture with Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co. and a minority equity partner in the concession for GO Transit’s East Rail Maintenance Facility. Targeting LEED Gold certification, the new facility provides maintenance, repair and additional storage for the local rail transit system’s (GO Transit) planned service expansion. The scope of work included 46,450 m2 of new construction consisting of progressive maintenance bays, coach maintenance shops, locomotive maintenance shops, paint booth, wheel shop, wash bays, fuel storage, a track maintenance building and over 16-kilometres of track.

Specialized vehicle servicing equipment included drop tables, wheel profile and measuring, automatic wheel brake system and a wheel truing machine. All systems were closely coordinated with an extensive amount of under slab drainage pipe and process fluid systems along with other mechanical and electrical installations. There is wayside power systems to provide plug-in power for the trains after the engines have been shut down.

The team is executing a fast-track schedule that included the main building’s steel construction being expedited in five sequences. At the peak of design and construction, over 50 project management staff were involved, as well as approximately 1,000 workers on-site. The project was completed in March 2018.

East Rail Maintenance Facility
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