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Vaughan Intermodal Module
Mark Mombourquette
This web page was last updated on December 14th, 2016

Module Type: Conventional format Industrial module


The Name:

In 1991, the Township of Vaughan renamed itself as the City of Vaughan. The newly minted city featured a handful of homes, a nearby amusement park and CP's recently opened Intermodal Yard. Since then,Vaughan has become one of Canada's fastest growing cities. Roughly 300,000 people now call this North Toronto suburb home.As domestic intermodal business has become a more significant element of our growth,Vaughan IntermodalYard has followed a similar trajectory to the city. Today, Vaughan is a 24/7 operation employing roughly 150 people who handle an average of 1,800 containers per day, including all 12,000 feet of the 101, one of our priority trains.The 101 departs the yard at 2100 every day, racing across our main line in Canada, covering the distance between Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver faster than any other railroad.That train carries containers bound for customer distribution centres and retail outlets, including Costco®, The Home Depot®, Lowes®,The Real Canadian Superstore® and Canadian Tire®. Vaughan Intermodal Yard has over 17 miles of track; 31,400 feet of working track and 51,780 feet of storage track. Vaughan Yard sees between 1,200 and 1,900 trucks per day, picking up and dropping off containers. The yard turns those trucks around in an average of 34 minutes.

The following links to detail concept plan for this module set.

The Concept

The following links to a brochure prepared for users of the terminal.

The Details:

The module is built on a 2" styrofoam deck held in place by a 4" module frame following OV HOTRAK module construction standards..