GO Transit Willowbrook Yard

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Willowbrook
GO Rail Yards.JPG
GO Transit yard at the top and Via Rail facility below
Location 125 Judson Street, Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°36′38″N 79°30′34″W / 43.61056°N 79.50944°W / 43.61056; -79.50944Coordinates: 43°36′38″N 79°30′34″W / 43.61056°N 79.50944°W / 43.61056; -79.50944
Owned by Metrolinx
Operated by Bombardier Transportation
Construction
Structure type Rail yard and locomotive and coach maintenance facility
History
Previous names Canadian National Railway

Willowbrook Yard is a rail yard and rolling stock maintenance facility[1] in Toronto, Canada.

It was originally a Canadian National Railway facility. It was purchased by GO Transit in the early 1970s. Since then, it has undergone a complete transformation and expansion and it includes several repair shops as well as washing facilities and storage tracks. Bombardier Transportation currently has a 5-year contract with 2 options of 5 years each to maintain the trains.[2]

The yard is west of Mimico station and is across the main tracks from Via Rail's Toronto Maintenance Centre.

Sign at the yard entrance

Facilities[edit]

  • Locomotive Washing Facility
  • Rolling Stock Maintenance Shops
  • Marshalling Yard

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility". Projects. MMM Group. Retrieved May 2015. Willowbrook shop and yard is the only maintenance facility for GO Transit rolling stock 
  2. ^ "Bombardier Awarded Fleet Operations and Maintenance Extension with GO Transit in Toronto". Media Centre. Bombardier. 21 December 2012. Retrieved May 2015. GO Transit has exercised options for 10 years of fleet operations and maintenance services for its commuter rail system 

External links[edit]

Media related to GO Transit Willowbrook Yard at Wikimedia Commons