GO Transit: East Rail Maintenance Facilities

Maintenance, Body Repair and Day to Day Ops

As part of the Integrated Rail Partners bid team, Strasman Architects Inc. was responsible for the Architectural design concept ,planning , consultant coordination and the production of 30% drawings in order to accurately price the building and site work along with the interior furnishings and fitments.
The main building is 450,000 square feet and is a state of the art facility containing: 2 progressive Maintenance Bays with provision for 2 additional bays,Heavy Locomotive Shop,Light Locomotive Shop, Coach Repairs, Parts Storage, Crew Centre and Administrative Staff Offices. In addition several ancillary buildings were also designed housing: Consist wash and Wheel Turing, Paint Shop, Locomotive Wash, Load Test Cell, Maintenance Buildings and a Refuelling Facility.
Nine storage tracks and a Service Canopy was also designed as part of the complex. Provision for future expansion was critical to the overall design. A state of the art Control Room controlled all train movements both inside and outside. Perimeter site security, Landscaping, Storm Water Management were also important components of the overall plan.