As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Today, we’re showing some love for an unsung hero of the build – the elevated guideway.
We tend to go overboard about the underground.
As we look at continued progress along the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) route, it’s the tunnels that often seem the most dramatic engineering feats. But those parts being built above ground-level – sections that will become signature Crosstown features in Toronto neighbourhoods – are also transit and construction sensations.
So throwing some love toward elevated guideways, here are images of the west portal near Mount Dennis Station.
This elevated guideway includes special track work. This includes turnouts and double crossover rail which allows trains to be guided from one track to another.
Trains will be tested from this stretch of rail to Caledonia Station in 2020.
As below, a lot of things are looking up along Crosstown.