Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicles hit top speeds as testing continues

Light rail vehicles are zooming up, down and under Eglinton Avenue as Toronto’s next transit line gets closer to completion. Trains are being testing both at street level and underground. Let’s get up to speed on the test runs. It’s full speed ahead for vehicle testing along the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) route. You might have noticed light rail vehicles (LRVs) going up … Continue reading Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicles hit top speeds as testing continues

Podcast – Who is Train Guy, can TBMs be reused and more

This week on the Metrolinx podcast, Metrolinx chief spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins answers your transit-related questions including when further service increases are coming to GO Transit. Take a listen. There’s a TikTok celebrity in Toronto this week. Francois Bourgeois (also known as Train Guy) has brought his love of everything on the rails to his 2.5 million followers. On this week’s Ask Me Anything podcast, … Continue reading Podcast – Who is Train Guy, can TBMs be reused and more

The power behind laying tracks for the Hazel McCallion LRT

Peel Region’s newest transit line, the Hazel McCallion LRT (also known as the Hurontario LRT), continues to come together. Crews recently put down the first section of tracks and Metrolinx News has the story on how that part of the project is coming together. A lot of energy goes into laying train tracks. It’s not as simple as taking them off a truck and snapping … Continue reading The power behind laying tracks for the Hazel McCallion LRT

First phase of work to expand Kitchener GO Line service kicks off

Shovels are set to break ground on the first phase of work that will transform the Kitchener GO Line into a frequent rapid transit experience – with GO Train service that runs outside of rush hour.  Metrolinx is delivering on its promise for more rail service along the Kitchener GO Line. The next step forward is the awarding of the first in a series of … Continue reading First phase of work to expand Kitchener GO Line service kicks off

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

In less than 60 seconds – New timelapse video shows large concrete girders installed above Dupont Street

Six pre-cast concrete girders were installed over Dupont Street in April. This is the first use of concrete girders put up on the Davenport Diamond Guideway project. Check out the new timelapse video – capturing two weeks of work in less than a minute. Crews have been busy installing girders on the Davenport Diamond Guideway project. The girders form the bridge deck of the guideway, … Continue reading In less than 60 seconds – New timelapse video shows large concrete girders installed above Dupont Street

Small’s Creek update – Metrolinx launches next phase of community consultation on draft restoration plan

Construction began in early 2022 in the Small’s Creek area, alongside the Lakeshore East GO tracks between Woodbine Avenue and Coxwell Avenue. The work is part of the Lakeshore East rail corridor expansion project in Toronto. Metrolinx has worked to minimize tree removals and has been revising the vegetation restoration plan as a direct result of community feedback. As promised, the Small’s Creek community is … Continue reading Small’s Creek update – Metrolinx launches next phase of community consultation on draft restoration plan

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Tap-on before kick-off – Why TFC fans will see extra GO staff including fare inspections this weekend

Ensuring everyone’s safety at Exhibition GO is Metrolinx’s top priority. Read more to learn how the transit agency is keeping fans moving as they head to BMO Field. Metrolinx is trying out a new approach at Exhibition GO Station during sporting events and concerts this spring and summer. This Saturday (April 30), Toronto FC take on the Columbus Crew at BMO Field at 3 p.m. … Continue reading Tap-on before kick-off – Why TFC fans will see extra GO staff including fare inspections this weekend

Finch West LRT update: Digging now done at Humber College Station

Check out the new photos and video from the front lines of the Finch West LRT construction. Crews recently finished digging out Humber College Station and the amount of dirt they moved will blow you away. After 18 months of challenging work, excavation is complete at the Finch West light rail transit (LRT) project’s Humber College Station. More than 200,000 m3 of soil was removed … Continue reading Finch West LRT update: Digging now done at Humber College Station

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