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Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility Nears Completion

Posted on Friday October 13, 2017
East Rail Maintenance Yard (June 2017)

The new GO Transit Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility is nearing completion, and will support faster, more frequent GO rail service to Durham Region and across the entire network.

Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca toured the new facility today with Celina Caesar-Chavannes, MP for Whitby, Granville Anderson, MPP for Durham, and Phil Verster, President and CEO of Metrolinx. The 500,000 square foot facility, which is on track to be completed by the end of 2017, will include maintenance, repair, cleaning, and tracks and storage space for 13 trains, expandable to up to 22 trains. Work at the facility will support between 300 and 400 local jobs.

The new state-of-the-art facility, funded by the province and the federal government, is being constructed to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification. The roof will use highly reflective materials to reduce heat absorption and a rainwater harvesting and recycling system will provide water to wash stations and flush-fixtures. The Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility will also include green spaces and a retention pond to limit any impact on the municipal storm water system.

The new maintenance facility will support Ontario's GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. GO RER will provide faster and more frequent GO rail service across the region, with electrification of core segments of the network. 

Download the full press release below.

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Press Release from the Province of Ontario Press Release from the Province of Ontario