Metrolinx COVID update for Feb. 26, 2021 – No new staff cases in past two weeks

Since the pandemic began in March 2020, Metrolinx has kept customers and communities updated when it comes to both the efforts to limit the spread of the virus and the number of staff who have tested positive for COVID, including any efforts to support public health officials in contact tracing. For the second week in … Continue reading Metrolinx COVID update for Feb. 26, 2021 – No new staff cases in past two weeks

Keeping up to speed on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension – What’s happening next with the project

The Eglinton Crosstown West Extension is getting closer to breaking ground, with crews working to make sure there’s a clear path for construction. Here’s a look at all the work that’s happening now and in the near future as the project moves steadily forward. If you’ve ever tried to paint your walls like a pro, … Continue reading Keeping up to speed on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension – What’s happening next with the project

Crosstown’s Oakwood Station sees final major pour inside station cavern

There’s been progress, both under the ground as well as above the rails, on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project. Let’s move in close to look at some very recent work – while being careful not to break the glass. Eglington Crosstown’s light rail transit (LRT) project has just seen another solid milestone … Continue reading Crosstown’s Oakwood Station sees final major pour inside station cavern

Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster: ‘Transforming transit – a balance of preservation and progress’

As progress on building new transit shifts into a higher gear, CEO Phil Verster explains how Metrolinx puts people at the centre of planning and design decisions so our projects build up our communities for a better future, while respecting what makes them special today. When we think of what makes the Greater Toronto Area … Continue reading Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster: ‘Transforming transit – a balance of preservation and progress’

Giving Back – How the perspiration behind one scholarship should be an inspiration to us all

Metrolinx News recently covered Jean Augustine’s appearance at an internal Metrolinx Black History Month event. Augustine, a celebrated champion of Black History month in Canada, talked about the importance of giving back to the community. That doesn’t just happen in isolation or with a snap of the fingers. It takes the perseverance of someone who … Continue reading Giving Back – How the perspiration behind one scholarship should be an inspiration to us all

It’s electric – Important soil tests along Hurontario LRT route are grounded in some cool, and needed, science

There’s not so mad science taking place along the HuLRT route. Crews are using math and special devices to look at how electrical currents move through the earth. The small impulses will help them construct the power substations that will be used to bring the route to life. Time to geek out on getting the … Continue reading It’s electric – Important soil tests along Hurontario LRT route are grounded in some cool, and needed, science

From two launch shafts to one – how experts working on the Scarborough Subway Extension shifted plans around an important hospital while preserving project timelines

You might have noticed that teams have fine-tuned the tunneling approach for the Scarborough Subway Extension by going from two tunnel launch shafts to one.  Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at what went into that decision, and why it’s better for the community. Planning for a large transit project means having an eye for a million … Continue reading From two launch shafts to one – how experts working on the Scarborough Subway Extension shifted plans around an important hospital while preserving project timelines

Crosstown’s Laird Station sees all structural work on the cavern completed – Take a look inside

Progress on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project continues with some interesting images, that also include a new roof deck at Eglinton Station and something to help trains see down the tracks. There’s new light even outside of the tunnel, on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line. But before we get … Continue reading Crosstown’s Laird Station sees all structural work on the cavern completed – Take a look inside

Agincourt GO Station demolished – See video of the building coming down, as well as what will rise from the rubble in Scarborough

As work at Agincourt GO progresses, the original station needed to come down. Recently, a temporary trailer and washrooms were set up to prepare for the existing station demolition. Following the clearance of the old station area, improvements to the west platform and the exterior of the new station building can proceed. Watch the demolition … Continue reading Agincourt GO Station demolished – See video of the building coming down, as well as what will rise from the rubble in Scarborough

COVID-19 update – Passenger aboard GO Transit Barrie train trips tests positive for COVID ‘variant of concern’

Since the pandemic began in March 2020, Metrolinx has kept customers and communities updated when it comes to both the efforts to limit the spread of the virus and the number of staff who have tested positive for COVID, including any outbreaks. This latest update includes information about a GO train customer who has tested … Continue reading COVID-19 update – Passenger aboard GO Transit Barrie train trips tests positive for COVID ‘variant of concern’