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Permits and Guidelines

If you are a utility company, municipality, contractor, developer, private property owner or any other ‘Third Party’ entity not under contract with Metrolinx and are planning to undertake construction-related work within or in proximity to a Metrolinx Rail Corridor Right-of-Way please be aware there are policies and procedures in place to maintain safe conditions at all times.

Third Parties must first contact Metrolinx to initiate the Metrolinx work permit process if the proposed work meets the following criteria:

  • Above or below any Metrolinx owned tracks
  • Within 30 feet (9.2 metres) of any Metrolinx owned tracks
  • Outside of, but adjacent to the 30 feet (9.2 metres) limit of any Metrolinx owned tracks and involving an elevating device (Crane, Boom Truck, Genie Lift, etc.)
  • Outside of, but adjacent to the 30 feet (9.2 metres) limit of any Metrolinx owned tracks and involving any excavation which may impact the Railway loading zone of influence
  • Involves any type of lane closure, and or temporary road condition, which disrupts, changes, impacts, or affects the normal flow of public traffic over a Railway level crossing and/or the normal operation of the level crossing warning gate and signaling system
  • Any works on Metrolinx owned property

In addition to a valid Metrolinx Work Permit, the following mandatory requirements must also be satisfied prior to moving forward with the subject work:

  • All personnel must complete GO Safe Railway Training – www.gotransitcontractor.com
  • A qualified Metrolinx Railway Flag person must protect the work;
  • Valid Railway Utility Locates must be obtained, including Metrolinx, CN and Ontario One call

For more information related to these requirements please contact the Third Party Projects Review team at thirdpartyprojects@metrolinx.com

Failure to comply with the above requirements may endanger public safety and or impact Metrolinx Operations.