Union Station in Toronto is the largest and busiest rail passenger facility in Canada, functioning as a transportation hub for passenger, commuter and freight trains. The station is connected to the subway and streetcar system of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). In summer of 2018, approximately 300,000 travelers passed through Union Station every day.
PNR RailWorks’ Signals & Communications Division (PNR S&C) is performing, in joint venture with Alstom Transport Canada Inc. (Alstom), the six-year Union Station Rail Corridor (USRC) Signaling project. Scope of deliveries includes replacement, with modern, state-of-the-art equipment, of all signals, track circuits and cables in the USRC, as well as the installation, testing and commissioning of all new solid state interlockings and control equipment.
With the new signal system, which replaces the vintage 1920s’ system in use around Union Station, Metrolinx (Owner of the USRC Project) will be controlling, via a high-tech Central Control System, all train operations. The new system will be capable of handling ridership volumes and service patterns for the next 30 years.