VIA Rail to Modernise Maintenance Centres in Toronto and Montréal

VIA Rail Canada has awarded two contracts for the the modernisation of its maintenance centres in Toronto and Montréal as part of its Corridor Fleet Replacement Program.

These upgrades will allow the facilities to become the primary maintenance sites for VIA Rail’s 32 new trains, which were manufactured by Siemens Mobility.

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VIA Rail has contracted Buttcon Limited, based in Ontario, to carry out construction work at the Toronto Maintenance Centre.

Meanwhile, Pomerleau, based in Quebec, has been awarded the contract for work at the Montréal Maintenance Centre.

Construction for both of these projects is scheduled to begin in spring 2023.

Martin R Landry, VIA Rail’s President and CEO said:

“We are proud to work with two exceptional Canadian partners on these two projects. The modernisation of our maintenance centres is an important step in the fleet replacement programme and in VIA Rail’s overall modernisation process. These centres will allow us to maintain the new Corridor fleet that embodies the vision we have for the VIA Rail of tomorrow.”