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McCowan Gate Delay

The Project

A&B Rail Services was hired to implement a redesign of the McCowan Road crossing Metrolinx Uxbridge Subdivision to extend the approach via a gate delay increase at McCowan Road Mile 48.38, in Markham, Ontario as per as per CROR 14C – Anti Whistling.



  • Reconfigure track layout for mile 48.38
  • Reprogram GCP4000 @ mile 48.38 for new approach distance and gate delay
  • Calibrate crossings 48.38 and 47.17 and perform applicable shunting
  • Train Observations


The Result

A satisfied client and another quality project completed. This project is a prime example of A&B Rail Services expertise, capabilities, and commitment to Doing It Right. For Metrolinx they were able to uphold their promises made to the Minister of Transportation to comply with 2019 Standards in a timely matter. For A&B Rail Services, it means another satisfied customer in our 50-year journey to become Canada’s largest, most experienced, and most sought-after rail services company.