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Kitchener Corridor - Heritage Road Layover - Preliminary Designs

What is a Train Layover?

A train layover is a support facility that provides:

  • Overnight storage for trains
  • Train storage midday when less trains are required due to lower passenger capacity
  • Access to trains for crews to perform inspection and light maintenance activities when trains not in service

Layover facilities are strategically located throughout the rail network to accommodate service expansion.

To accommodate the planned growth and service improvements on the Kitchener GO Rail Corridor, construction of a train layover (Heritage Road Layover) is proposed. This would reduce congestion along the corridor.

image of GO Trains

Example of a GO Train layover facility

Heritage Road Layover Location Details

Map view of proposed footprint of Heritage Road Layover

Study Area within regional context.

  • Layover proposed within Halton Subdivision of the Kitchener Corridor
  • Between Heritage Road (Mile 20.14) and Winston Churchill Boulevard (Mile 21.15) in the City of Brampton, Regional Municipality of Peel
  • Between Mount Pleasant GO Station and Georgetown GO Station

Aerial view of proposed footprint of Heritage Road Layover.

Aerial view of Study Area and surrounding landscapes.

Heritage Road Layover Existing Surroundings

  • Surrounding present land uses are primarily agricultural and rural residential, with nearby self storage business on the south end of the tracks, and CN Works Yard on the north side of the tracks
  • Site is within the Heritage Heights Sub-watershed area, which drains to the Credit River

Photograph of agricultural fields of brown grass partially covered in snow enclosed by a wooden fence. There is a farm building far off in the background.

Surrounding agricultural lands

Photograph of agricultural fields of brown grass partially covered in snow enclosed by a wooden fence. There is a farm building far off in the background.

Self storage facility

Road entry into the Canadian National Railway Works Yard partially covered in snow with a metal fence. Behind the metal fence, some containers and piles of snow can be seen.

CN Works Yard

Heritage Road Layover Renderings (Future)

  • Storage tracks will connect easterly to a new mainline track within the CN rail right of way
  • Surrounding lands planned for development as identified in the Draft Heritage Heights Secondary Plan
  • Various upgrades to the existing road and highway network are planned in concert with the planned growth

Layover facility consisting of four tracks beside the current railway corridor. There are several small structures on the site and four trains of different lengths can be seen parked on the layover tracks. The surrounding landscape is fields of grass.

Aerial view of proposed project

Layover facility surrounded by fencing and with trains parked in the background. A truck, some containers, and small building structures are enclosed within the fenced area as well. Surrounding the layover are fields of grass.

Ground level view of proposed project

Heritage Road Layover Facility Design

Map showing the proposed layover facility.

Map legend with the following items: Facility Entrance, Gate, Culvert, Infiltration Facility, Parking Area, Crew Building, Waste Building, Substation, Concrete Pad, Fence, Maintenance Road, Current Mainline Tracks, Future Mainline Tracks, U-Need Storage, CN Works Yard

Design Elements

  • Four layover tracks for maximum storage of four GO Trains (two locomotives, 12 coaches per train)
  • Access road entrance from Winston Churchill Blvd.
  • Connection to Kitchener Corridor (CN) mainline track

 

Review the full Public Information Center #1 presentation document to learn more about the proposed Heritage Road Layover project.

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