Tunnel vision for Eglinton Station section – Photo of the day

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. Here’s another look at work on a section that’s needed for a mechanical building.

Despite some pavement-scorching weather, Crosslinx Transit Solutions, the builders working on the Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) system for Metrolinx, aren’t taking it easy.

Local residents and those heading to area businesses may have noticed a short, new section of tunnel on the TTC subway just south of Eglinton Station.

The work is a good example of how ongoing work is not only about the future LRT, but how it fits within the existing subway system.

Crews have been working to install spans that will support a new mechanical building for Line 1. The spans form a platform, an elevated building base of sorts, on top of which the new services building will be built. The mechanical building will house a new ventilation system for the subway line.

 

The image shows equipment working above a section of tunnel.

The spans that will support a new mechanical facility.