Metrolinx ramps up efforts to keep staff and customers safe during third wave

Since January 2020, Metrolinx has kept everyone updated on the actions to limit the spread of the virus including any new efforts implemented to keep everyone safe, and been transparent about the number of staff who have tested positive for COVID-19. This week, Metrolinx had 14 additional staff across a variety of work locations in … Continue reading Metrolinx ramps up efforts to keep staff and customers safe during third wave

Watching over environmental integrity of Toronto’s Small’s Creek a personal mission for Metrolinx ecologist: See the video

As Metrolinx works on the GO Expansion project, which includes engaging with community members around Toronto’s Small’s Creek ravine, Gretel Green, manager of Environmental Programs and Assessment for Metrolinx, offers up a perspective born from trekking in Toronto’s important green spaces with her family. As a recent transplant to Toronto’s east end, it’s been a … Continue reading Watching over environmental integrity of Toronto’s Small’s Creek a personal mission for Metrolinx ecologist: See the video

The route ahead: What’s next for the Yonge North Subway Extension

Updated environmental studies will shift progress into high gear for this important and much-needed transit project. Here’s how insights from the community guide that process. There’s momentum behind the Yonge North Subway Extension, so we wanted to see what’s just over the horizon for the priority transit project. Especially when it comes to the environmental … Continue reading The route ahead: What’s next for the Yonge North Subway Extension

A new use for an old track: How an existing rail line provides the most environmentally-friendly location for a transit layover

Increased GO Train service will reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality by getting more cars off the road. To realize those environmental benefits, Metrolinx must build additional facilities to support additional trains. Layovers – where surplus train sets can be stored between rush hours – are an example. To minimize environmental impacts of a … Continue reading A new use for an old track: How an existing rail line provides the most environmentally-friendly location for a transit layover

Enhancing transit connections from Etobicoke to Hamilton: learn more about the Dundas BRT

Have your say on the Dundas Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project as Metrolinx hosts the first public engagement session for the proposed new route this month. Learn more about the project and find out how to get involved. Metrolinx is working to improve transit along Dundas Street, an arterial road and key transit corridor for … Continue reading Enhancing transit connections from Etobicoke to Hamilton: learn more about the Dundas BRT

Surfing the pipe – Hurontario LRT project uses ‘SmartBall’ to map hidden watermains

We’re geeks for gadgets. So when we heard the Hurontario Light Rail Transit projects had found a bit of an aquatic smart drone to quietly map out watermains far below the streets of Mississauga and Brampton, we were intrigued. So we dived in. Someone’s on the ball. As crews continue to hunt for existing, and … Continue reading Surfing the pipe – Hurontario LRT project uses ‘SmartBall’ to map hidden watermains

Have your voice heard: Metrolinx hosting another series of virtual open houses for Ontario Line

After confirming the location of an important piece of the Ontario Line – the project’s maintenance and storage facility – Metrolinx is kicking off a series of virtual open house sessions for communities along the entire route of the project, starting in the north. Read on to find out how you can get involved. COVID-19 … Continue reading Have your voice heard: Metrolinx hosting another series of virtual open houses for Ontario Line

Directional drilling along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension: A first step for new stations at Kipling and Martin Grove

Even before the first phase of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT is finished, workers are on the ground for its extension through Etobicoke and into Mississauga. Crews are busy moving telecommunications cables out of the way of two future stations using a horizontal direction drilling technique that minimizes traffic disruptions. Crews can already be seen along Eglinton Ave West performing early works of site surveys, geotechnical site investigations and utilities relocations for the Eglinton … Continue reading Directional drilling along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension: A first step for new stations at Kipling and Martin Grove

See video as Crosstown light rail vehicle runs using automatic operating system for first time

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project continues to check off important milestones, including testing of the system that can guide the vehicles from a distance. Think of autonomous cars, but with a whole lot more passenger space. Usually, we show you images and video of all hands-on-deck when it comes to construction of … Continue reading See video as Crosstown light rail vehicle runs using automatic operating system for first time

Advancing plans for the Ontario Line station in Corktown: Commemorating history while building for the future

Corktown Station will be an important landmark on the Ontario Line, with connections to surface routes, bringing growing neighbourhoods east of the downtown core into the subway system. A section of Corktown that is mostly paved over will become a place for the people, with a mix of housing, commercial, retail and community space around … Continue reading Advancing plans for the Ontario Line station in Corktown: Commemorating history while building for the future