Construction is underway on GO Transit’s new $859.2m East Rail Maintenance Facility in Whitby, Ontario.
The new facility will be designed, built, financed and maintained for a 30-year period by the Plenary Infrastructure ERMF team, as per Infrastructure Ontario’s Alternative Financing and Procurement contract.
The 500,000 sq ft facility will have the capacity to house 13 trains and will allow future expansion to accommodate 22 trains. It will also feature fuelling and washing facilities, as well as provisions for future electrification.
The project will receive up to $94.8m in funding from government of Canada’s P3 Canada Fund. Ontario will provide the balance of the contract at $764.4m.
The project will create about 1,000 jobs during the construction phase. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.
Ontario's minister of transportation Steven Del Duca said: “It’s great to see progress on the new East Rail Maintenance Facility.
“This facility supports our plans to expand GO Transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and is part of Ontario’s Moving Ontario Forward plan, which will mean increased GO service for families in Durham region.”