Crane away – Latest Crosstown images show new glass doors at Science Centre stop as well as gantry crane removed from Avenue Station

Progress on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project continues with some interesting images, that include what’s been added as well as taken away – including machines to make ice vanish.

Usually, we show you progress on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project by pointing out what’s been added.

But we’ll start this update by showing you an image of something that’s vanished – and point out why it makes way for a new addition.

Image shows the large gantry that used to be on site.
Goodbye gantry – Avenue Station has now lost this large crane. (Metrolinx image)

At Avenue Station, crews removed the massive gantry crane which was positioned over the secondary entrance. Now that it’s been removed, the above ground structure can begin to be erected.

Science Centre Station is getting finishing work with the installation of sliding glass doors at the bus terminal and the main entrance.

Image shows sliding glass doors
Sliding toward an opening – New doors still have their plastic wrap at Science Centre Station. (Metrolinx photo)

At Mount Pleasant Station, those teams have been able to complete the ground leveling process and have poured the lowermost concrete slab.

Image shows concrete work.
At Mount Pleasant Station, concrete has been poured the lowermost slab. (Metrolinx photo)

And switch heaters are being installed along the future Line 5, such as this heater near the West Portal. The heaters are located everywhere there are switches along the LRT track and will electrically heat the areas surrounding the switches to ensure smooth functionality in all seasons.

Image shows a heating unit by tracks.
A heater near the West Portal, which will help keep the system rolling, even during the coldest weather. (Metrolinx photos)