East Rail Maintenance Facility

Rank 2022


Image Credit: Infrastructure Ontario

Industry Sector: Transit

Project Type: Subway

Project Value: $859.2 million

Funding Source: P3

Provincial Funding: Ministry of Transportation capital allotment to Metrolinx: $859.2 million

Province: Ontario

City / Region: Whitby

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 by the end of 2017.

Project Owner: TTC

Engineer: Arup (structural and geotechnical engineering, IT/communications, rail engineering); Hatch (owner’s engineer); AECOM (owner’s engineer)

P3 Team Members/Project Team: Plenary Infrastructure ERMF— Plenary, Kiewit, and Bird Capital (developer); Bird Design-Build and Peter Kiewit Infrastructure (construction); Stantec Consulting and Arup (design); Honeywell and Toronto Terminals Railway (facilities management); TD Bank, Bank of Montreal, and TD Securities (financing)

Other Key Players: Aon (risk/insurance advisor to authority); BTY Group (lenders’ technical advisor and payment certifier); Ernst & Young (advising gvt.); Golder Associates (geotechnical/hydrogeological engineering, lab/construction monitoring services); Infrastructure Ontario; Parsons (signage design); Marshall & Murray (owner’s design stage cost consultant); WSP (geotechnical services)

Supplier Other: DECAST Ltd. (precast metric chambers); Canam Group (supplier)

Legal: Aird & Berlis (advised gvt.); Dentons Canada (legal advisor); Fasken Martineau DuMoulin (counsel to lenders to consortium); Gowling WLG (counsel to Plenary)

2017 Rank: 56

2016 Rank: 56


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