Ontario Construction News staff writer
New infrastructure being built at the Maple GO station will accommodate expanded train service between Toronto and Barrie.
Two new platform structures are being built and according to a Metrolinx update, base concrete being poured at the southeast structure, and electrical and mechanical work is ongoing and upon completion crews will build the stairs and elevator.
Crews have also prepped the northeast structure with forms that will shape a concrete pour that will create the ground floor. The base slab has been poured work is ongoing to prepare for stair and elevator construction.
Work has also started on the permanent wall on the west side of the corridor.
Wooden formwork is needed prior to pouring concrete to create the parapet wall. Formwork acts like a mould for concrete to cure into the shape of a permanent wall. This wall safely separates the corridor from public access.
The wooden formwork is reusable and moves to the next section for another concrete pour.
North of McNaughton Road, excavators are removing dirt and debris for the new west track.
After the sub-ballast and ballast material are installed for stability, tracks will be put in place and secured with concrete ties.