Special track delivery for Hurontario Operations, Maintenance and Storage Facility

The first set of rails have been delivered for the new Hurontario light rail transit project. Here’s how it looks, including by the numbers.

It’s, well, the rail thing.

This week, the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project received a shipment of tracks at its Operations, Maintenance and Storage Facility (OMSF), located in Brampton. For any route of this type, getting the rails is a big thing.

More than 3,000 metres of rail were delivered to the facility. This is the first of many deliveries that will total 89 kilometres of rail – weighing in at 5,000 metric tonnes.

A recent shipment of tracks sits at the OMSF in Brampton
A recent shipment of tracks sits at the OMSF in Brampton. (Metrolinx photo)

In total, the project will have:

  • 55,000 monoblock and twin block ties – ties used to support to the rail
  • 13,000 metric tonnes of rail ballast – what will one day form the track bed
  • More than 47,000 square metres of guideway concrete to be poured

Track will be installed at the OMSF prior to making its way out onto Hurontario Street.

Continue to follow all of the exciting progress on the new transit line by following the project on Twitter here.

Story by Erika D’Urbano, Metrolinx senior advisor, rapid transit