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Metrolinx Milton Layover

The Project

A&B Rail Services was hired by Metrolinx to construct two 1,500’ steel tie layover tracks, including two new #9 steel tie turnouts, electric switch heaters, locomotive drip trays, rail seal, thermite welding, surfacing and destressing.



  • Work plans methodologies
  • Site survey
  • Maintaining existing layover operation
  • Procurement and delivery of track material, turnouts and associated wayside equipment
  • Installing #9 T/O on the CP Lead track during a scheduled weekend work block
  • Thermite welding 115# rails
  • Ballasting
  • Surfacing
  • Destressing
  • Installing rubber rail seal


The Result

A satisfied client and another quality project completed. A&B Rail Services was able to successfully meet GO Transit and CP Rail’s high requirements and expectations while delivering a quality product, continually demonstrating A&B’s skilled and talented track work capabilities.  For Metrolinx this means confidence in their site being constructed by a group of skilled and experienced rail specialists that are specially trained to work in this highly regulated environment. Metrolinx puts a great emphasis on safety, therefore things do not happen unless all aspects of safety are identified. This includes regulations, hazard assessment, permits etc. As safety is A&B Rail Services’ number one priority, this client’s expectations are easily met. 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.