GO Transit: East Regional Bus & Maintenance Facility

Bus Maintenance Facility With Two Storey Admin Building

The East Region Bus Maintenance Facility for GO Transit included the land development of a 5.9 ha greenfield property to construct a 17,651sm LEED® GOLD bus maintenance and storage facility in Oshawa, Ontario which is used to house and maintain Metrolinx’s Eastern fleet of GO buses. The facility was designed to accommodate indoor storage for 56 double-decker buses and 12 outdoor parking spots, and with a potential future expansion, the facility would be able to service a total of 98 buses. Site infrastructure and space allowances for the future expansion have been incorporated into the initial facility construction.
The project included the design and construction of a bus wash bay and multiple mechanical service bays within the building in addition to a two-storey administration building. Design Scope included re-evaluation of master-planning to ensure feasibility of future expansion in all respects, including site circulation, servicing and utilities. The design of storm water management facilities provided the required on-site storage of storm water to meet the maximum permissible discharge rates to the municipal systems in addition to meeting the requirements for storm water quality.
In addition, the Site included additional features which were added by the owner during the design stage, including the provision for salt storage on-site within a salt enclosure building, a radio tower within an enclosed compound, and 2 50,000 litre cistern tanks for the on-going use in providing water for bus washing requirements and landscape irrigation. These features had to be integrated into the overall site master-planning.