East Rail Maintenance Facility

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Image Credit: Town of Whitby

Ranking for 2017: 56

Industry Sector: Transit

Specific Sector: Rail

Range: $500,000,000 - $1 billion

Project Value: $859,200,000

Government Funds Involved: The financing for the project included $183 million long-term bonds and $112 million short-term bonds underwritten and placed privately by TD Securities, as well as $137 million construction period credit facility provided by TD Bank and Bank of Montreal.

Funding Source: P3

Location: Whitby, Ontario

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2017


The facility includes approximately 500,000 square feet of new buildings. The project also includes tracks and storage for 13 12-car passenger trains; built-in capacity to store an additional nine passenger trains for future use; stations to repair, maintain, fuel, wash and power GO trains; staff and visitor parking; and sustainable design and construction features. Currently, all rail maintenance activities are performed at GO Transit’s Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility, including refueling, daily inspections, train washing, and repairs. A second rail facility is required to service GO Transit’s growing rail fleet. Substantial completion is anticipated for the end of 2017.

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