Rail

A leader and award-winner in the railway transportation industry, MMM Group Limited (MMM) offers a comprehensive suite of consultancy services for all components of rail networks and systems. From operations planning to track design and signaling, regulatory processes to safety management systems, MMM has the experience, the resources, and the drive to meet the challenges posed by today’s railway environment.

MMM’s Rail group is comprised of experts in all aspects of the railway, including design, construction, maintenance, operations, signaling, and regulations. Our team’s specialists include former employees of Canadian Class 1 railways that have hands-on experience in the day-to-day operations of a railway and a clear understanding of the needs of the rail industry. Collaboration within our team ensures that these needs are accounted for in our efforts to provide our clients with solutions that are safe, reliable, efficient, and fully compliant with applicable regulations, rules, and standards.

MMM has the full range of professional services required to carry out a project from conceptual planning, to design, to construction, and commissioning. The complexity of today’s railway systems calls for a wide range of disciplines, and our team of rail experts work collaboratively with in-house electrical, mechanical, structural, and civil engineers; communications and security services experts; land use and transportation planners, and specialized subconsultants, to provide the full range of services required to meet our clients’ expectations in scope, quality, and budget. Under the leadership of an experienced project management team, MMM provides a convenient and efficient single point of contact for our clients.

As rail traffic volumes continue to increase, and railways become the travel mode of choice for more people and businesses, safety remains the chief concerns of both freight and passenger rail systems. MMM has experience in providing track and signals infrastructure, and operational and regulatory advice to address safety issues identified by the Transportation Safety Board and other agencies. Whether it is through grade crossing safety assessments, the development of emergency response plans for railway accidents, or the provision of professional services to modernize aging signaling systems, MMM has demonstrated the required expertise to make a positive difference in the safety of Canada’s railway network.

MMM is one of the few consulting firms in Canada to offer full-service rail solutions that include expertise in specialized systems such as railway electrification, communications-based train control, supervisory control and data acquisition, and design of signal-systems. Our unique blend of expertise has allowed us to contribute to Canada’s largest and most complex infrastructure projects, including projects with VIA Rail, Metrolinx, the Toronto Transit Commission, the Agence Métropolitaine de Transport, OC Transpo, Translink, Calgary Transit, the Canadian National Railway Company, and Canadian Pacific.

With our impressive portfolio of rail projects in locations across the country, we have the resources and diversity of services to create innovative, practical solutions for complex projects. Our team comprises expertise in:

  • project and program management
  • feasibility studies
  • conceptual, preliminary, and detailed planning and design of:
    • mainline and siding track
    • equipment maintenance and storage facilities
    • stations, yards, and terminals
    • signaling systems
    • communications-based train control (CBTC)
    • supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA)
    • electrification
  • condition assessments and inspections
  • constructability review and construction staging
  • tender document and specifications preparation and procurement support
  • site supervision and contract administration
  • testing and commissioning
  • value engineering
  • risk management
  • operational analysis
  • regulatory compliance assurance
  • design peer review
  • grade crossing safety assessments

Projects

  • Project_Rail_CapitalRailwayServiceExpansion1
    Capital Railway Service Expansion Regulatory Support Requirements

    Retained by Capital Railway (CR) to provide regulatory support for the expansion of the O-Train rail transit service Expansion will be accompanied by infrastructure upgrades on the CR Ellwood Subdivision including the construction of additional passing sidings, the implementation of a centralized traffic control signal system, and six new Diesel Multiple Units (DMU). Provided expertise…

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    Grade Crossing Safety Assessments

    Conducted safety assessments of grade crossings for road authorities and railway companies across Canada Provided expertise in safety, traffic operations, geometric design, and railway signal operations to help our clients understand and meet the new requirements under Transport Canada’s Grade Crossing Regulations and Grade Crossing Standards Major assessment projects include: 147 crossings throughout the Metrolinx…

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    Milton GO Corridor Track Layout and Grading Design

    MMM Group was retained by Metrolinx / GO Transit to provide engineering services for the detailed design of a major expansion project to the Milton Corridor, which runs along Canadian Pacific’s Galt Subdivision. MMM provided surveying, safety assessments for all at-grade work from West Toronto to Milton GO Station, detailed design for all track work…

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    GO Transit Rail Infrastructure Improvement Program

    MMM Group Limited was a member of a consortium selected by GO Transit to provide program management services for an $820M, seven-year expansion program to enhance rail service throughout the greater Toronto service area The program included improvements to Lakeshore East and West rail corridors; rail-to-rail grade separations on the Georgetown, Bradford, and Stouffville rail…

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    Detroit River CP Rail Tunnel

    MMM Group Limited (MMM) is providing program management, transportation planning and design, and mapping and surveying services. The project consists of constructing a new 10-m-diameter bored rail tunnel extending 2,200 m under the Detroit River, and converting the existing Detroit River railway tunnel to accommodate cross-border truck traffic. The new rail tunnel will accommodate double-stacked…

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Experts

  • Marc Compton
    Marc Compton

    Marc Compton, P.Eng. Project Manager, Rail Transportation Key Highlights: More than 17 years of professional experience in the transportation and automotive industries, including extensive experience in the design, implementation, and commissioning phases of rail signalling projects Specializes in signalling system design analysis, including planning and performing safety analyses such as project safety plans, technical safety…

  • Bio_HeavyRail_PaulNimigon_R2
    Paul E. Nimigon

    Paul E. Nimigon, BES Vice President Transportation – Rail Partner Key Highlights: More than 38 years of transit and railway experience with MMM Group Limited and CANAC Inc. (a Canadian National Railway subsidiary), as well as Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) where he held tenures as Chief of Transportation for Ontario and Quebec, as well as General…

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    Doug Dixon

    Doug Dixon, M.A.Sc., P.Eng. Senior Project Manager, Bridges Partner Key Highlights: More than 30 years experience in the planning and preliminary and detailed design of all aspects of new bridges and rehabilitations, as well as bridge inspections, evaluations, and assessments on numerous bridges for federal, provincial, and private owners Experience includes movable and fixed highway…

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