The tunnel boring machines for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension are on the move

The tunnel boring machines (TBMs) for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension are one step closer to arriving, as cargo ships carrying the big diggers recently departed Germany and began their journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Here’s a look at the journey for these mighty machines. Before they begin to dig the twin tunnels for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, the tunnel boring machines have a … Continue reading The tunnel boring machines for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension are on the move

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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 underway to bring more subway service to the east end … Continue reading First look at mighty tunnel boring machine used on Scarborough Subway Extension

Short-list of names released in Toronto subway tunnel boring machines contest

The names are in. Now you’ll have the chance to vote for your favourite from a shortlist of names for the tunnel boring machines for the Scarborough Subway Extension and the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension that are on their way to Canada. Keep reading to find out how to get involved. Metrolinx is asking residents to help name a big part of Toronto transit history. … Continue reading Short-list of names released in Toronto subway tunnel boring machines contest

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See Scarborough’s tunnel boring machine prepare for trans-Atlantic journey to Toronto

The Scarborough Subway Extension is nearing another important milestone as the project’s tunnel boring machine is being prepared to be loaded onto a cargo ship and travel across the Atlantic Ocean. Here’s a look at how the big move is starting out. Before it begins its work deep below the surface of Toronto, the tunnel boring machine (TBM) for the Scarborough Subway Extension will travel … Continue reading See Scarborough’s tunnel boring machine prepare for trans-Atlantic journey to Toronto

Podcast – everything you’ve wanted to know about tunnel boring machines

They are the massive machines that will help build new subways in the GTHA. This week, Between the Lines: A Metrolinx Podcast digs into tunnel boring machines and how they work. Listen to the full episode below. This week, the Metrolinx podcast team is going deep on the mechanical marvels that are tunnel boring machines (TBM). Want to learn more about the podcast? Check out … Continue reading Podcast – everything you’ve wanted to know about tunnel boring machines

Scarborough Subway Extension tunnel boring machine getting into position to prepare for tunnelling

Metrolinx is marking another important milestone for the three-stop Scarborough Subway Extension as the project’s tunnel boring machine, Diggy Scardust, gets lowered into its launch shaft. Watch the new timelapses of the machine being assembled and lowered and read more about what’s next. After a journey across the Atlantic Ocean, Diggy Scardust, Scarborough’s aptly named tunnel boring machine (TBM), is assembled and getting ready to … Continue reading Scarborough Subway Extension tunnel boring machine getting into position to prepare for tunnelling

Metrolinx launches naming contests for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and Scarborough Subway Extension tunnel boring machines

People are getting the chance to name a trio of digging machines, as they make their way to Canada from overseas. Find out below how you can throw your name into the hat. Starting today (Oct. 19), communities along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and the Scarborough Subway Extension will have chance to put their mark on transit history. Metrolinx has started naming contests for … Continue reading Metrolinx launches naming contests for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and Scarborough Subway Extension tunnel boring machines

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Scarborough’s mighty tunnel boring machine will soon be arriving at its new home for subway extension project

The Scarborough Subway Extension’s engineering and earth-digging star, a huge tunnel boring machine, is finishing its journey from Germany. Here’s how it’s being welcomed to its home turf – which it will soon tunnel through. They’re bringing the muscle home. After a journey across the Atlantic Ocean, the Scarborough Subway Extension’s tunnel boring machine – also called a TBM – is arriving at the site … Continue reading Scarborough’s mighty tunnel boring machine will soon be arriving at its new home for subway extension project

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Home for the holidays – The tunnel boring machines for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension arrive at launch site

Metrolinx is as excited as a kid on Christmas morning to see two iconic pieces of the tunnel boring machines arrive at the tunnel launch site after their journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Metrolinx News has images from the big moment, check them out. Schwanau. Antwerp. Hamilton. And now they’ve made it to their final destination in Mississauga, at the tunnel launch site for the … Continue reading Home for the holidays – The tunnel boring machines for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension arrive at launch site

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They’re here. Tunnel boring machines for Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension arrive

After a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, the mighty tunnel boring machines, which will dig the tunnels for the Scarborough Subway Extension and the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, arrived in the ports of Oshawa and Hamilton this week. Here are images to commemorate these massive machines being unloaded onto Canadian soil. After a long voyage from Germany, tunnel boring machines that will be used on … Continue reading They’re here. Tunnel boring machines for Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension arrive