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Exhibition GO Concrete Tie Replacement

Project Highlights

  • Removed and replaced 7,100 feet of existing track with new concrete tie track
  • Installed bonding wires, tested and commissioned newly reconfigured plants
  • Safely completed all work in four 50-hour weekend work blocks with live train service on adjacent tracks
Customer
Metrolinx
Location
Toronto, Ontario
Provided By
PNR Railworks

PNR RailWorks performed track, signals and communications and civil work at the Exhibition GO station west of downtown Toronto. The $6 million project took place over four weekends in late 2019 and included the largest single weekend of track renewal ever undertaken on the Metrolinx network.

Over four 50-hour work blocks, PNR RailWorks crews removed and replaced 7,100 feet of existing track with new concrete tie track. In addition to track work, the team upgraded the signals and communications system, installing bonding wires and testing and commissioning newly re-configured plants. Civil work included ditching of the Fort York plant, creating a drainage pond and removing and re-installing fencing.

Unique Features

All work was completed with live train service on adjacent tracks, so the PNR RailWorks team prepared extensive pedestrian routing plans prior to the start of each work block to ensure crew and pedestrian safety. Despite the risky environment, the project was completed with zero safety incidents!