Going above and beyond safety at the Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility to keep transit moving

Trains aren’t the only thing that need maintenance, our rail yards themselves need a lot of upkeep too. At the Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility, this upkeep happened two stories high above the locomotives and coaches that roll in daily for tune-ups, fueling and cleaning. On any given day, crews at GO Transit’s Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility work round-the-clock to get 28 trains serviced, cleaned, fueled … Continue reading Going above and beyond safety at the Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility to keep transit moving

Image shows crews working on trains inside Willowbrook Maintenance Depot.

Where heroically toiling GO trains retreat to – Old document tells origins story of Toronto’s Willowbrook Maintenance Facility

As part of our HistoricGO series, we continue to dig through boxes and archives to uncover old relics. We recently discovered a brochure detailing an overhaul of our Willowbrook Maintenance Facility in the 80s. And even now, the complex plays an important part in the journeys of countless customers – many of whom don’t even know it exists to keep them safe and moving to … Continue reading Where heroically toiling GO trains retreat to – Old document tells origins story of Toronto’s Willowbrook Maintenance Facility