From Fairbank to Chaplin Station – A video update on Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit route

We have another video update on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project. Now let’s roll the footage. Time to show Fairbank and Chaplin some love. Last week, we published an update video showing progress made on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project – specifically, the section from Mount Dennis Station to Caledonia Station. Now … Continue reading From Fairbank to Chaplin Station – A video update on Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit route

Legal prosecutor to health protector – Metrolinx legal eagle turns to 3D printing protective face shields to help health-care workers battle COVID-19

Ed Estoppey used to use his at-home 3D printers to create whimsical pop-art, like Star Wars figures and picture frames. Now, in his off hours, he’s manufacturing personal protective equipment the health-care community counts on to stay safe amid this pandemic. As a prosecutor for Metrolinx, Ed Estoppey is used to being part of a … Continue reading Legal prosecutor to health protector – Metrolinx legal eagle turns to 3D printing protective face shields to help health-care workers battle COVID-19

Walk the future of Toronto rapid transit – Video of the Crosstown light rail transit system’s west end stations

We have an inside look at an important section of the Toronto light rail transit project that might help future passengers get a sense of what’s been accomplished, as well as where it’s headed. Sure, pictures are worth a thousand words. But we have a recently released video of the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit … Continue reading Walk the future of Toronto rapid transit – Video of the Crosstown light rail transit system’s west end stations

Metrolinx Emergency Operations Centre moves to the virtual world amid COVID-19 response

Command team overcomes cyber challenges to fight the pandemic, including keeping updated information flowing to customers and staff. In this column, Incident Command Team member, Anne Marie Aikins, brings us up to speed – including emotions that come with working from a distance. Working during a time of COVID-19, means adapting – including figuring out … Continue reading Metrolinx Emergency Operations Centre moves to the virtual world amid COVID-19 response

A sign of progress at Cooksville GO Station garage – What it takes to raise up a banner that weighs as much as a small car

Many customers see those huge GO Transit signs at their nearest stations. But how do you safely construct something that’s made to survive Canadian weather? Hold your laptop computer over your head. Now stand on your front porch and don’t move, no matter the weather, for, say, five minutes. Or years ahead. Keeping something elevated … Continue reading A sign of progress at Cooksville GO Station garage – What it takes to raise up a banner that weighs as much as a small car

Bridging the gap to increased rail service at Union Station – How to preserve Toronto transit history while preparing for the future

Restoration of three downtown bridges is critical to the operations of the nation’s historical transit hub. With the current lull in city traffic due to COVID-19, let’s take a look at the needed work taking place. Talk about spanning the generations. The bridges over York, Bay, and Yonge Street were built over 90 years ago … Continue reading Bridging the gap to increased rail service at Union Station – How to preserve Toronto transit history while preparing for the future

Commuting for duty during COVID-19 response – First responder’s GO Transit journey to Toronto remains unchanged as many travellers have stopped in their tracks

Thousands of front line and essential workers across the region rely on transit to get to their early morning shifts. During the province-wide response to COVID-19, first responders are still out in the community every day – working for the sake of us all . That’s why Metrolinx continues to provide a safe and reliable … Continue reading Commuting for duty during COVID-19 response – First responder’s GO Transit journey to Toronto remains unchanged as many travellers have stopped in their tracks

See video of the Crosstown light rail transit boring machines being raised from under Toronto

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project has had many elements that have captured imaginations. But perhaps none like the work of the giant boring machines that did the tunneling. We’ve created a time-lapse video of the last two of those diggers being taken out of the ground. This is the best boring video you’ll … Continue reading See video of the Crosstown light rail transit boring machines being raised from under Toronto