Not just any red light – Final Eglinton Crosstown LRT signal installed at Laird Station

Crews continue to make progress along Eglinton Avenue in Toronto where the newest addition to Toronto’s transit network is being built. Metrolinx News brings you the latest on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, including behind the scenes photos of the work as it happens. This week, milestones at Laird, Keelesdale, and Kennedy Stations.

It’s the kind of red light you like to see.

Construction crews recently installed the final signal that will control the movements of trains along the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line.

The light in the photo might be red, but it’s a major milestone for the 19-km transit route that is quickly moving towards completion. And they work the same way as traffic lights on the road, green means go, and red means stop.

group of people standing with signal
These signals are basically the traffic lights for the LRT vehicles. They let the operators know when it’s safe to proceed and enter areas like the station platforms. (Metrolinx image)

The progress doesn’t stop there.

A little further down the line, crews are putting the finishing touches on some important features for future transit customers.

Interactive kiosks are being installed at Keelesdale Station, which will help people navigate the station and the surrounding area.

interactive kiosk being installed
Interactive kiosks are going in at Keelesdale Station, followed by all the other stops along the line. (Metrolinx image)

At Kennedy Station, a more familiar piece of technology is being installed. PRESTO fare gates.

presto gates being installed
Like the other main TTC lines, Crosstown riders will pass through PRESTO fare gates to get to the platform. (Metrolinx image)

Stay tuned to Metrolinx News for more Eglinton Crosstown LRT progress photos and check the project social media handles for more information.

Story by Scott Money, Metrolinx News editorial team