Metrolinx News brings you regular updates on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project as it moves closer to completion – using the latest images from construction crews. This week, the photos are from underground, at street level, and even from above. They may also answer a question transit fans have about Laird Station.
It’s always good to have a little extra runway, even on transit projects.
That’s why the team that designed the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project made sure Laird Station was extra-long.
At approximately 500 metres, Laird Station is one of the longest along the whole line. The extra length means there’s room for special tracks that allow for train storage and maneuvering.
Want to know more about the Crosstown project? Click here.
At street level, crews are adding the finishing touches on the surface section between Brentcliffe Road and Kennedy Road. The newly installed green trackbed will cover 60 per cent of that street level section.
This is also where the recent Crosstown vehicle testing has been taking place.
On the eastern most end of the Crosstown route, crews are installing glass, tiles, and other finishes as Kennedy Station transforms from a concrete cavern into a modern transit hub.
Keep an eye on Metrolinx News and the Eglinton Crosstown LRT Twitter handle where more updates will land regularly.
Story by Scott Money, Metrolinx News editorial team