First look at mighty tunnel boring machine used on Scarborough Subway Extension

As crews continue to prepare the entry point for tunnelling of the Scarborough Subway Extension, workers from halfway around the world are building the project’s tunnel boring machine and getting it ready for its big journey across the Atlantic Ocean. In a small German town bordering France, situated along the Rhine River, work is well … Continue reading First look at mighty tunnel boring machine used on Scarborough Subway Extension

See video of the Crosstown light rail transit boring machines being raised from under Toronto

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project has had many elements that have captured imaginations. But perhaps none like the work of the giant boring machines that did the tunneling. We’ve created a time-lapse video of the last two of those diggers being taken out of the ground. This is the best boring video you’ll … Continue reading See video of the Crosstown light rail transit boring machines being raised from under Toronto

Rare look inside the beast – Crosstown LRT tunnel boring machine image sees giant mechanics opened up

Now that the last two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) have been largely taken out of the Earth at the Crosstown light rail transit sites, we’re getting up close and personal with the heroes of the deep. This is the innards of the beast. After being interned underground, large sections of the last two huge tunnel … Continue reading Rare look inside the beast – Crosstown LRT tunnel boring machine image sees giant mechanics opened up

Giants appear again – Crosstown project’s hero tunnel boring machines unearthed

As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Today, we’re getting a glimpse of buried warriors – the two massive digging machines previously left resting below tons of earth during the project. Mechanical giants … Continue reading Giants appear again – Crosstown project’s hero tunnel boring machines unearthed

After years underground, giant tunnel boring machines being pulled from Crosstown depths

The tunnelling work on Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) was completed in 2016 by four tunnel boring machines (TBMs). The city even knew their names – Dennis, Lea, Don, and Humber. Two were already taken out. Now Dennis and Lea are being pulled out as well. Dennis and Lea – or parts of … Continue reading After years underground, giant tunnel boring machines being pulled from Crosstown depths

Digging deep on the new Scarborough Subway Extension

Construction for the Scarborough Subway Extension continues as crews dig even deeper to build the massive excavation needed for the project’s very large tunnel boring machine. It’s all hands on deck at the corner of Sheppard Avenue and McCowan Road as crews pick up the pace to build Scarborough’s new subway line. Building a new … Continue reading Digging deep on the new Scarborough Subway Extension

Meet the tunnelling team for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Metrolinx continues to make progress on the four priority subway projects, including the 9.2-kilometre-long Eglinton Crosstown West Extension. Find how you can get involved below. The community around the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension is getting the chance to learn more from the team constructing the tunnels for the project. This evening (July 13), residents can … Continue reading Meet the tunnelling team for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Eglinton Crosstown West Extension deal signed and sealed

With West End Connectors officially on board to deliver the tunnels, the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project is another step closer to getting shovels in the ground for the 9.2-kilometre extension of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. Here are the details. The Eglinton Crosstown West Extension has reached an important financial milestone. Once built, the Eglinton … Continue reading Eglinton Crosstown West Extension deal signed and sealed

Tunnel contract finalized for Scarborough Subway Extension

The highly anticipated Scarborough Subway Extension is picking up pace and long-discussed plans are becoming a reality now that the contract for advanced tunnelling has been finalized. The three-stop Scarborough Subway Extension is moving quickly toward breaking ground on major construction now that a contract has been finalized with Strabag for the project’s tunnelling work. … Continue reading Tunnel contract finalized for Scarborough Subway Extension

Clearing the way for the Scarborough Subway Extension launch shaft construction

Teams have begun preparing the tunnel boring machine (TBM) launch shaft site for major construction work, bringing the Scarborough Subway Extension another step toward reality. Let’s dig in. It’s almost launch time for construction on the Scarborough Subway Extension. The 7.8-km extension of TTC Line 2 subway service will provide seamless, reliable transit to key … Continue reading Clearing the way for the Scarborough Subway Extension launch shaft construction