Bloomington GO Station sees first test vehicles roll in

Signature green trains and a bus have pulled into the emerging Bloomington GO Station for the first time – signalling one of the last phases of construction. Before the first passengers embark on their journeys, the operations and construction teams work together, testing and commissioning all aspects of the station from the track to the … Continue reading Bloomington GO Station sees first test vehicles roll in

Tracking the track along Finch Avenue West – See time-lapse video of the first Traction Power Substation at the Maintenance and Storage Facility

Guideway construction work has started along Finch Avenue West for the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) line. But there’s a lot more happening – captured in images, video and this primer. And learn why experts will need to ‘burn in’ the light rail vehicles to come, and how cork is used on the rails. … Continue reading Tracking the track along Finch Avenue West – See time-lapse video of the first Traction Power Substation at the Maintenance and Storage Facility

Seeing the trees – Minimizing environmental impacts, while setting the stage for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit network

Working together with City partners and the local conservation authority, plans to protect trees during construction, and remove others where necessary for infrastructure, are now underway to accommodate the new Hurontario light rail transit (HuLRT) network. Constructing a major new transit route, means constantly working with the environment, including with trees along the way. This is true for crews along … Continue reading Seeing the trees – Minimizing environmental impacts, while setting the stage for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit network

Excavation crews dig into future Finch West LRT Station, as measures are taken to keep Toronto pedestrians safe

We wanted to show you the most recent images of Finch West light rail transit (LRT) of behind the scenes construction that’s largely hidden from view, but also include measures residents, travellers and businesses are seeing around local streets – and why they’re needed. In any major transit project, there’s the view behind the barriers, … Continue reading Excavation crews dig into future Finch West LRT Station, as measures are taken to keep Toronto pedestrians safe

Metrolinx COVID update for Feb. 26, 2021 – No new staff cases in past two weeks

Since the pandemic began in March 2020, Metrolinx has kept customers and communities updated when it comes to both the efforts to limit the spread of the virus and the number of staff who have tested positive for COVID, including any efforts to support public health officials in contact tracing. For the second week in … Continue reading Metrolinx COVID update for Feb. 26, 2021 – No new staff cases in past two weeks

Crosstown’s Oakwood Station sees final major pour inside station cavern

There’s been progress, both under the ground as well as above the rails, on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project. Let’s move in close to look at some very recent work – while being careful not to break the glass. Eglington Crosstown’s light rail transit (LRT) project has just seen another solid milestone … Continue reading Crosstown’s Oakwood Station sees final major pour inside station cavern

Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster: ‘Transforming transit – a balance of preservation and progress’

As progress on building new transit shifts into a higher gear, CEO Phil Verster explains how Metrolinx puts people at the centre of planning and design decisions so our projects build up our communities for a better future, while respecting what makes them special today. When we think of what makes the Greater Toronto Area … Continue reading Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster: ‘Transforming transit – a balance of preservation and progress’

It’s electric – Important soil tests along Hurontario LRT route are grounded in some cool, and needed, science

There’s not so mad science taking place along the HuLRT route. Crews are using math and special devices to look at how electrical currents move through the earth. The small impulses will help them construct the power substations that will be used to bring the route to life. Time to geek out on getting the … Continue reading It’s electric – Important soil tests along Hurontario LRT route are grounded in some cool, and needed, science

From two launch shafts to one – how experts working on the Scarborough Subway Extension shifted plans around an important hospital while preserving project timelines

You might have noticed that teams have fine-tuned the tunneling approach for the Scarborough Subway Extension by going from two tunnel launch shafts to one.  Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at what went into that decision, and why it’s better for the community. Planning for a large transit project means having an eye for a million … Continue reading From two launch shafts to one – how experts working on the Scarborough Subway Extension shifted plans around an important hospital while preserving project timelines

Crosstown’s Laird Station sees all structural work on the cavern completed – Take a look inside

Progress on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project continues with some interesting images, that also include a new roof deck at Eglinton Station and something to help trains see down the tracks. There’s new light even outside of the tunnel, on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line. But before we get … Continue reading Crosstown’s Laird Station sees all structural work on the cavern completed – Take a look inside