Close up of a Eglinton Crosstown LRV parked at Keelesdale Station

What’s just ahead for the Eglinton Crosstown in 2022

The light rail transit line in Toronto will start to see some big pieces coming together. We thought we’d take a moment to bundle them all together for readers. So here’s the future of the new route. That was certainly a year – with an even more impressive one to come. The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line had its fair share of important … Continue reading What’s just ahead for the Eglinton Crosstown in 2022

Tunnelling starts on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Today (April 11), Metrolinx marks a major milestone as tunnelling starts on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, the 9.2-kilometre extension of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT from Mount Dennis Station to Renforth Drive. Read on to see how these two tunnel boring machines came together and learn more about how they will dig the tunnels. Plus watch the new timelapse video. Let the digging begin. Rexy … Continue reading Tunnelling starts on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

See new renderings of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Metrolinx releases new preliminary design renderings of the elevated section of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and looks for feedback on an important element of the project. Keep scrolling to take a look and get involved. Metrolinx is bridging the gap along one of Toronto’s important transit connections. While there’s been a lot of focus lately on the tunnels (and tunnel boring machines) for the … Continue reading See new renderings of the Eglinton Crosstown West 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 join a virtual open house with the team from West … Continue reading Meet the tunnelling team for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario release statement on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario are issuing the following release on the proposed settlement on the Crosstown Light Rail Transit project. Metrolinx president and CEO, Phil Verster, along with Infrastructure Ontario CEO Michael Lindsay, have just released (Nov. 24, 2021) the following statement on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project: “Over the past several months, Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have engaged in collaborative and … Continue reading Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario release statement on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project

The reason Laird Station is one of the longest on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line

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. … Continue reading The reason Laird Station is one of the longest on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line

Eglinton Crosstown LRT project advances as top-speed testing continues

Testing for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT is in full swing. Read below for a behind-the-scenes look at recent test runs, and updates about the LRV’s next steps. If you live near Eglinton, you may have seen some new vehicles hitting the road recently. The Eglinton Crosstown LRT testing has made major progress as full-speed testing continues along parts of the route. After a successful test … Continue reading Eglinton Crosstown LRT project advances as top-speed testing continues

Powering up the Eglinton Crosstown LRT for the first time 

The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) line between Laird and Kennedy is now energized. We’re plugging you in with all the details. Crews have powered up the overhead catenary system (OCS) that will soon  test the Crosstown light rail vehicles on the eastern portion of the transit alignment.   The OCS is installed on poles and overhead supports along the light rail transit (LRT) tracks.  Crosstown LRT project constructor, Crosslinx Transit Solutions, has energized the system between Laird and Kennedy to begin … Continue reading Powering up the Eglinton Crosstown LRT for the first time 

Metrolinx reaches another milestone on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

As crews continue to make progress at the launch site for the tunnel boring machines that dig between Renforth Drive and Scarlett Road, Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario are moving forward with plans for a second section of tunnels for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension. Read on to get the latest info. Earlier today (Dec. 2), Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario started the search for a team … Continue reading Metrolinx reaches another milestone on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Another step forward for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Metrolinx is keeping up the momentum on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension by starting the search for a team that can deliver the elevated section that will run between Scarlett Road and Jane Street in Toronto. It’s not always about the tunnels. There’s been a lot of talk lately about the tunnels for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension (and don’t forget the tunnel boring machine … Continue reading Another step forward for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension