UA Local 401


East Rail Maintenance Facility  
January 9, 2016  

The Project

The East Rail Maintenance Facility (ERMF) will be an approximately 500,000 square foot facility located in Whitby that will provide mechanical maintenance, body repair, as well as day-to-day cleaning and operational services – all essential in order to provide backend support for regional rail expansion. Currently there is only one GO Train maintenance facility for the whole system, called Willowbrook, located in Etobicoke.

The mechanical portion of this project has been awarded to Cofely Adelt.

By the Numbers

500,000 square feet of maintenance buildings
60,000 feet of tracks
72 track switches
13 - the number of 12-car passenger trains that can be stored on-site (with capacity to expand by an additional 9 trains in the future)
12 spots for coach repair
11 spots for locomotive repair
2 preventative maintenance bays
1 train wash
1 locomotive wash
1 wheel shop
1 office building and crew centre

Site preparation and grading works started in summer 2012. The facility is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2017.



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