As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Today we look at the above ground magic happening at Mount Dennis Station. Plus a look at the inside of Keelesdale Station where the final concrete pour for the station box is happening.
Big things are happening on the western edge of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.
The light rail vehicles are testing on nearby tracks at the Eglinton Maintenance and Storage Facility and now crews are getting ready for the power lines to be installed on the actual route near Mount Dennis Station. The support poles and power lines will allow electricity to flow into the Crosstown LRT vehicles as they glide from one end of Eglinton to the other.
Located at the intersection of Weston Road and Eglinton Avenue West, Mount Dennis Station will be a mobility hub, connecting passengers to planned all-day, two-way service of GO Transit’s Kitchener Line, UP Express and an off-street TTC Bus Terminal.
You’re looking at the interior of Keelesdale Station, which has only one roof pour left before the station box structure is complete
Keelesdale Station was the first station on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project to start construction back in March 2016, and a lot of work has been done since — including the completion of the station box.
Keelesdale will include an off-street bus loop to serve TTC buses, 60 outdoor bicycle parking spots and a new station plaza that will function as an area for people to meet, gather or relax while waiting for their ride.