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VIA BREAKS GROUND ON TORONTO MAINTENANCE CENTRE
VIA RAIL CANADA
VIA RAIL CANADA broke ground on a major upgrade of its
Toronto Maintenance Centre that will provide a state-of-theart maintenance facility for VIA’s new fleet of 32 trains in the
Québec City-Windsor corridor.
“This modernized maintenance centre will support us in
our mission to provide our passengers the most enjoyable
travel experience and better connect Canadian communities,” said Mario Péloquin, VIA Rail’s president and CEO.
“It will also allow our employees to work with the most
modern equipment and will provide them the necessary
tools to maintain the new fleet according to VIA Rail’s
standards of excellence.”
The modernization of VIA Rail’s Toronto Maintenance
Centre protects the investment in the new fleet by increasing its longevity. The innovative Vehicle Equipment Measurement System (VEMS) will allow VIA Rail to improve
proactive maintenance with an early warning detection
system, ensuring any issues are dealt with swiftly, safely,
and without prolonged downtime.
The work will be conducted by Buttcon Limited.
“This moment signifies the culmination of our collaborative partnership with VIA Rail, a testament to the unwavering dedication and ingenuity of every team member. We
eagerly anticipate surpassing
industry standards and transcending conventional construction practices, ensuring
the seamless execution of the
Toronto Maintenance Centre
Modernization Project. Together, we embark on this transformative journey, driven by
innovation, collaboration, communication, and the exchange
of professional expertise,” said
Peter Di Gaetano, president
and CEO of Buttcon.
The scope of the work includes:
The demolition of a portion of the existing structure and
the construction of state-of-the-art facilities;
Construction of a new addition, removal, and replacement of tracks; and
The addition of a stand-alone wheel lathe facility (to
maintain wheels and ensure smooth operation on the
tracks) and critical infrastructure improvements throughout the maintenance yard.
of building and
necessary to continue
to service and
maintain the existing
and new fleets.
Turner & Townsend is the program,
project, and cost management
consultancy behind the delivery of the
world’s largest and most notable
Our successful track record across the
transportation sector helps to drive
decision-making, innovation, and savings
for our clients. It also makes a difference
to the communities in which we work.
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