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Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility

An operational expansion and sustainable addition for GO Transit

  • 500K

    Square Feet

  • $859M

    Design Build Project Value

  • LEED

    Gold Certified

  • Whitby, Ontario

    Whitby, Ontario

Extensive experience, strong relationships, and creative thinking helped to bring this rail maintenance facility to completion.

The Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility project aimed to provide complete maintenance services to GO Transit’s existing rolling stock as well as future electric multiple unit trains. As lead design consultant, we worked closely with Metrolinx, Infrastructure Ontario, the builder, and the facility manager to develop a cost-effective design for the life of the facility that meets myriad functional and operational requirements.

Our role included design management, architectural, building engineering, landscape, civil, site, track, transportation, signal, and yard control design services. As part of the design, we considered the current and future needs of the client—sufficient yard tracks were included for the daily storage and maintenance of up to 13 trains (12-car consists) and expandable to 22 in the future. Staff parking for up to 300 employees was also incorporated onto the site.

Serving the Greater Toronto Area region of more than six million people, GO Transit requires efficient, organized facility solutions to keep its service on-track. That’s why the design of its new, 28-hectare facility is so important to so many people.

At a Glance

Meet Our Team

Alauddin Ahmed, Senior Associate, Transportation

Everyone has the right to a safe, efficient, and unhampered way to travel from one place to another—knowing the projects I have worked improves connectivity between people something I revel in.
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Alex Blasko, Senior Project Manager

I am a liaison bringing together a diverse range of people, expertise, and personalities to effectively spark ideas and develop solutions.

Travis Brown, Managing Principal, Transportation

Good communication is one of the most significant factors in driving our success, our projects positive outcomes, and our ongoing client relationships.
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Jaimie Handscomb, Principal

Everyone deserves to work in a safe and functional environment. Our team mitigates the risks faced by our clients and communities.

Tom Kyle, Principal

We need to understand the world objectively, and train ourselves on how to be helpful even if we are on the outside looking in.

Alauddin  Ahmed

Senior Associate, Transportation

Alex Blasko

Senior Project Manager

Travis Brown

Managing Principal, Transportation

Jaimie Handscomb


Tom Kyle


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