Design that Shapes the Growth of Your City

As urban centers expand, the need for transit infrastructure to accommodate the growing population, and to safely take passengers to exactly where they need to go becomes more of a challenge. We design and reconfigure complex stations that are built to be hubs for an efficient and integrated transportation system. (Toronto, ON)


Operations Enhanced by Design

We help you increase efficiency in operations by designing facilities that incorporate advanced design features, such as eco-friendly lighting systems, innovative ventilation systems, and unique energy usage features which improve occupant comfort, staff productivity, and faster turnaround and processing of your fleet. (Edmonton, AB)


Designing World Class Transportation Systems

Many cities are currently challenged with having outgrown their current transit system and need a world-class transit systems that can move more quickly, efficiently, and sustainably. Our design expertise can assist you in obtaining a ground-breaking transformative public transportation system. (Ottawa, ON)


Transit Design Services

Transit Design Solutions that Drive Economic Growth and Social Prosperity

We work with owners, constructors, consultants, concessionaires, and lenders in the public and private sectors to meet the Transit and Transportation industry’s growing demands, perspectives, and competing investment priorities to achieve success. We work with our clients to design transit systems of all sizes with safety, sustainability, constructability, operability, maintainability and the community in mind.


Our team of technical experts’ wide range of experience in all disciplines enables us to take on complex projects requiring the application of innovative approaches and technical services from project inception through to construction completion and beyond. Strategically located across Canada, our design team draws upon a variety of insights and best practices earned from our experience working with transit agencies of all sizes from many different regions.


Our Design Services Types:

  • Civil Engineering & Site Servicing
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Fire Protection Engineering
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering


Transit Design in Action:

Bloor GO Station Redevelopment for Metrolinx, Toronto, ON
Morrison Hershfield was retained as the Prime Consultant and Lead Designer by Metrolinx, for the complex station redevelopment project. The objective was to undergo significant improvements and additions to the station in order to handle increased train service and to support Metrolinx’s long-term vision for the Bloor GO Station to be a mobility hub, integrating the various transit services and improving connections to transit facilities from adjacent neighborhoods.


Scope: Complete reconfiguration of the rail platform in order to accommodate two separate passenger fleets: the 12-car consist-based Kitchener commuter rail service and the high-floor, DMU-based “UP Express” high-frequency passenger service between Pearson International Airport and Union Station. As well, the construction of major, below-grade passenger amenities and ticketing operations facilities; a track-crossing pedestrian tunnel complex; the modification of a 1920’s-era railway bridge; and, the improved interconnection between the GO station and adjacent Dundas West TTC subway station.


Results: Passenger use has increased over 400% (and is estimated to increase further) by accommodating the additional passenger fleets which provide riders with all-day and direct access to Union Station, Pearson Airport and beyond, which was not an option for passengers previously.


Our Role:

  • Preliminary Design
  • Detailed Design
  • Tendering Support
  • Construction Administration
  • Sub-Consultant Coordination

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Maintenance & Storage Facilities
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