Maintenance and repair

VIA Rail maintains and services a fleet of over 500 pieces of rolling stock to the highest standards. This includes everything from trip servicing and preventive maintenance to component repairs and major overhauls.

We are able to provide servicing, maintenance and component repair services to the rail industry, thanks to our state-of-the-art and certified facilities, skilled workforce and effective cost-oriented management.

Our services

We are open for business Canada-wide, seven days a week and around the clock to satisfy your maintenance and repair production needs.
VIA Rail offers the following services:

  • Inspection, maintenance and repair of rolling stock
  • Train servicing
  • Truck inspection and overhaul
  • Damper and component repair and re-qualifying
  • Wheel profiling
  • Bearing replacement (Vancouver)
  • Automatic train wash
  • Fluid analysis
  • Vibration analysis
  • Test instrument testing and calibrating
  • Wiring harness assembly
  • Equipment storage

Our skilled management and technical teams also offer these professional consulting services:

  • Operations planning
  • Repair feasibility studies
  • Project management
  • Technical studies and performance specifications
  • Industrial engineering and productivity studies
  • Vehicle performance testing

Maintenance experts

Our diversified workforce is second to none. With extensive experience in rail car and locomotive repair, VIA's maintenance personnel include:

  • Passenger car interior refurbishment experts
  • Electricians
  • Locomotive repair mechanics
  • Welders
  • Certified car inspectors

Our maintenance centres

Our workforce is complemented by state-of-the-art support facilities that include a truck shop with grit blast and component painting equipment, an electronics shop, an upholstery shop, an oil laboratory, and a vibration testing and instrument calibration facility.
Our maintenance centres in Montréal, Winnipeg and Vancouver are now ISO 14001 certified for the environment and the Toronto centre is in the process of being certified as well.

A Quality Management System has been implemented in all centres. This ensures that maintenance products and services meet and exceed the following objectives: safe and secure train operations, a safe work environment, continuously improved customer satisfaction, compliance to regulations, respect of the environment, and asset preservation.

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