Eglinton Crosstown photo of the week – marking an above ground milestone

Metrolinx News continues to bring you the latest construction progress on the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, thanks to new images that take you behind and over construction barriers. Often the focus is on the subterranean work, but this time the spotlight is mostly on the level. Check it out.

A roof over your head and a place to sit down – two of life’s essentials.

And thanks to the hard work of the construction crews, Eglinton Crosstown LRT riders will have both when the project opens late next year.

All the shelters along the above ground sections of the LRT route have been installed. While much of the 19-kilometre line is below ground, there are a number of above ground stops along Eglinton Avenue, east of Laird.

That’s where these pedestrian shelters will come in handy.

The newly installed structures at the Sloane stop are now waiting on their finishing touches
The newly installed structures at the Sloane stop are now waiting on their finishing touches. (Metrolinx photo)

While you’re here reading about progress on the project, let’s take one quick peak below ground – where tunnels near Yonge and Eglinton are coming along.

The view underground – between Avenue and Eglinton stations the tunnels are taking shape. (Metrolinx photo)

You can also see the concrete track slab has been poured and the banks which will house electrical wiring have also been installed.

Before you go, check out the latest updates inside Oakwood station – work on another roof is wrapping up, all in the name of keeping people warm and dry.

Story by Scott Money, Metrolinx media relations senior advisor