Metrolinx pic pick of the week – The other-world of Crosstown’s Avenue dig

As we prepare to publish features on construction of the final stops and stations along the Crosstown light rail transit line – all part of our ongoing Progress series – we wanted to travel back a few platforms, to show you a new and remarkable image from Avenue Station.

Avenue Station – located 32 metres below Toronto – is one of the most dramatic digs along the epic Crosstown light rail transit line.

But a new photo of work now taking place, was easily our favourite image of the week.

To get fully up to speed on the progress of the stop at Avenue Road and Eglinton Avenue West – as well as trivia on how many dinosaurs you could hide inside the tunnels – check out our previous Crosstown Progress report. Just click here.

But even if you have already seen it, spend some time going over the details in this latest image from the dig, being done by our construction partners, Crosslinx Transit Solutions. It’s another world, far below the one most of us are living in.

A crew member and digger chip away at rock and ground in a tunnel.

Inside Avenue Station, archways are falling as the team continues mining outward to expand the cavern.

Keep checking back for our continuing progress series. And if you want to see the recent live testing of the light rail vehicles themselves, just click here.

Story by Erika D’Urbano, Metrolinx communications specialist.