The Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility (WRMF) is built on a 76 acre, approximately 500,000 square foot facility providing mechanical maintenance, body repair, as well as day-to-day cleaning and operational services – all essential in order to support the biggest expansion in GO's history. Prior to start of operations at WRMF there was only one GO Train maintenance facility for the whole system, called Willowbrook, located in Etobicoke. Visible from Highway 401, site preparation and grading works started in summer 2012. Construction Substantial Completion was awarded on March 14, 2018.

The WRMF is a strategic and essential asset for GO Transit’s planned service expansions, and is built for 30 years of expansion – to accommodate future electrified fleet.

  • The facility was constructed to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification.
  • Reflective roof materials to limit solar radiation
  • Abundance of natural lighting throughout main building
  • Rainwater collection for wash stations and washrooms
  • Diversion and storage of rainwater to limit disruption of natural hydrology and lesson the burden on municipal infrastructure
  • Electric car charging stations, dedicated car pool parking locations

  • 500,000 square feet of maintenance facilities (the shop floor area is approximately 200,000 ft2 in the main building)
  • Over 60,000 feet (13 miles) of track
  • 68 train switches
  • 13 on-site storage bays for 12-car passenger trains
  • 12 bays for coach repair
  • 11 bays for locomotive repair
  • 2 preventative maintenance bays
  • 11 canopy tracks for storage
  • Dedicated buildings for paint shop, locomotive wash, track maintenance, passenger train (consist) wash, and wheel shop
  • Crew centre and administrative space in main building

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