Line up those trucks – You won’t believe how much concrete was recently used on Crosstown’s Mount Pleasant station

As we continue to regularly chart the progress of the Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) route across Toronto, this update is an interesting bit of engineering math – involving how much concrete you can pour in just 11 hours. Hint – it involves more trucks than can likely ever park on your street.

Talk about a solid effort.

Crews working on Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) route, recently saw the largest concrete pour used on the project. Crosslinx Transit Solutions experts toiling on Mount Pleasant station used 190 concrete trucks worth of the material in just 11 hours at the stop.

Crews move concrete around a site.
Let it pour – Crews wok on the amazing concrete addition at Mount Pleasant station. (Metrolinx photo)

The total amount was 1,700m3 (cubic metres). Or another way of looking at would be the equal of 1,700,000 litres of milk – well past expiry.

The concrete was used on sections of the station box, and the experts can now construct the platform and the platform walls.

As well, crews also recently installed massive girders over Eglinton Avenue as part of the GO bridge expansion. These will eventually support GO, UP Express and CN trains.

Workers put in large girders over a roadway.
The girders over Eglinton Avenue, as work takes place at night. (Metrolinx photo)

And more access at Crosstown’s Science Centre station shows the installation of wall art tiling is underway.

Image shows a colourful wall, with large coloured circles.
Not just a plain wall – Crosstown’s Science Centre station and the art tiles being installed. (Metrolinx photo)

All in all, not a ‘pour’ showing when it comes to continued progress.