A view of the at-grade tracks for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project

This project is on the level – Fly over the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route in new video

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail project (LRT) has all the ingredients to make a rapid transit line hum. Specifically on the eastern section of the line where much of it will run above ground, there’s tracks going in, pedestrian shelters popping up and overhead wires settling into place. This new drone video gives you a bird’s eye view.

We all wish we could fly, but sadly we can’t.

That’s why humans invented planes, but those are way too expensive – so what’s the next best thing? Drones.

Hop aboard the official Eglinton Crosstown LRT drone and fly above the eastern part of Eglinton Avenue and check out the progress being made along a big chunk of the city’s newest LRT.

In case you’re keeping track at home, 35.6-kilometres of track have been laid down (77 percent complete), and installation of the overhead catenary system (OCS) poles is just about complete.

Pedestrian shelters are going up at most of the surface level stops this month and should be wrapped up by the end of the year.  

Story by Erika D’Urbano, Metrolinx communications senior advisor