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Oakville Subdivision

The Project

Through competitive bidding, teamed with Royal Ready Contracting, A&B Rail Services was awarded the track and signals construction portion for the expansion of Metrolinx’s Fourth Line at grade level crossing.


  • Work plans methodologies and test plans
  • Procurement and delivery of track and signal materials
  • Specialty railway equipment supply
  • Site survey
  • Removal of existing crossing gates
  • Installation of new crossing gates
  • Shop assembly and wiring of new signal bungalow
  • Directional drilling and field cable installation
  • Removal and dispose of abandoned pole lines
  • Development of hazard mitigation procedure for the safe removal of hydro poles
  • Pre-welding six strings of new 136# rail, including IJ’s and 132/136# transition rails
  • Pre-plating the required 400+ ties
  • Removing existing, and replacing new track ballast
  • Assembling and constructing track panels
  • Pre-ballasting
  • Maneuvering track panels into position, ballasting, surfacing, stabilizing, destressing and welding
  • Installing rubber mud rails
  • Final testing and Commissioning of new installation


The Result

A satisfied client and another quality project completed. A&B Rail Services was able to successfully meet the Town of Oakville’s and GO Transit’s requirements and expectations while delivering a safe and quality product and service to the community. 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.