Crews use unusual formwork on Crosstown LRT project as team gets closer to putting down all rail

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project has seen significant completion of the rail needed across the line. Read on to see how much is in place.

Along with the most recent images from the Eglinton Crosstown’s light rail transit (LRT) project, comes an interesting statistic on the amount of rail that has been placed along the Toronto line.

Crews report 93 per cent of all rail has been installed on the route. In the image below, you can see some of it being fine tuned at Chaplin Station.

Image shows crews working on rail lines.
Rail lines at Chaplin Station get some TLC. (Metrolinx photo)

As well, a new progress image from Avenue Station points out that unique concrete pours require unique solutions. In this case, the Avenue team used a cylindrical-shaped formwork to pour the final small sections of tunnel at the end of the station box.

Image shows the round formwork
The unique formwork at Avenue Station. (Metrolinx photo)

And at Leaside, waterproofing is being applied on top of the roof at the station, marking the completion of the station box structure. Following this, crews will backfill overtop and restore the roadway.

Image shows waterproofing material.
Waterproofing at Leaside. (Metrolinx photo)

Just catching up with what the Crosstown project is all about? Here’s a good source of background information, along with our continuing Metrolinx News coverage.