Metrolinx publishes GO Design Requirements Manual
April 19, 2016
Metrolinx has released its updated GO Transit Design Requirements Manual (DRM). A foundation document, Metrolinx expects the manual to be used by proponents as the starting point for design on its projects. It is part of a suite of agency standards that also includes the Static Signage Catalog and Standard Drawings and Specifications.
Changes to the manual include, but are not limited to:
o Interior Station Design
o Digital Signage
o Communications Hierarchy related to signage
o Retail space and service allocations
o Fare System placement
o Two way communication device guidance
o Rail Platform design
o Fixtures and Furnishings
More streamlined presentation of information, including more tables, schematics and concept images.
New appendices and standard drawings and specs (removed from overall body of document), for technical details.
Those CEO members wishing an orientation to the manual can contact:
Karla Avis-Birch, P.Eng
Director Stouffville Corridor Infrastructure / Stations Centre of Excellence, Regional Express Rail
Capital Projects Group , Metrolinx
2015 Metrolinx Annual Consultant Workshop
December 4, 2015
More than 25 consulting firms and organizations participated in the 2015 Metrolinx Annual Consultant Workshop, which took place on November 30, 2015 This year’s workshop focused on the key message of “One Team. Transforming Transit.”
Key topics of discussion included:
High quality with minimal revisions
More integrated design process
Look ahead procurement schedule
Feedback on tenders
Consistent approach and processes
Leaner more user friendly DRM
to download the PowerPoint slides of the workshop presentation.
to download the organizational chart of Capital Projects Group Regional Express Rail Management Team.