Tile by lamp-light – New Eglinton Crosstown images show moody shots of construction, as well as escalators going through the tunnels before being installed

The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit line continues to make significant progress. In the latest batch of photos, we noticed two that play a bit with light and mood. And another that shows how builders are using the tunnels to help install things like escalators. Call us grounded transit romantics. But going over the latest … Continue reading Tile by lamp-light – New Eglinton Crosstown images show moody shots of construction, as well as escalators going through the tunnels before being installed

Going where no vehicle has gone before – Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicle testing reaches eastern milestone

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project has seen plenty of progress as stations and stops are worked on across the Toronto route. But seeing a shiny new transit vehicle move through a tunnel and stop at a station really brings the project to life.  Check out the latest photos of the journey below. This … Continue reading Going where no vehicle has gone before – Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicle testing reaches eastern milestone

More power to Eglinton Crosstown – Mount Dennis gets permanent electricity to the LRT station

The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit line continues to make significant progress. In the latest batch of progress photos, we have images of power, including one that shows a bit of the scale of some of the big work. We normally take power for granted. Other than losing it in a storm, it’s usually there … Continue reading More power to Eglinton Crosstown – Mount Dennis gets permanent electricity to the LRT station

How Hurontario light rail vehicles will have an inside track on making up lost time and hitting green lights

When you eventually see light rail vehicles moving along the Hurontario system – a transit route that stretches between Brampton and Mississauga – you may wonder how they manage to outsmart the traffic lights if they’re running a bit behind. The answer has to do with a bit of intelligent design that gives them an … Continue reading How Hurontario light rail vehicles will have an inside track on making up lost time and hitting green lights

Can you hear me now? Radio mast pops up for Crosstown’s communications

Things are looking up for Crosstown. A new, vast mast has found a home at the central maintenance and storage facility. How tall is that, you ask? The Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project needs more than transit connection. The Toronto project also requires a powerful communications network, to keep the system moving efficiently and … Continue reading Can you hear me now? Radio mast pops up for Crosstown’s communications

Big yellow truck – how an unusual vehicle makes working at heights a breeze on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT

In the latest photos from the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit project, we look at essential surface level work on the east end and then dig deep into things below the surface at Avenue and Eglinton stations.   A unique piece of machinery has made ladders and scaffolding a thing of the past on some … Continue reading Big yellow truck – how an unusual vehicle makes working at heights a breeze on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Fly above it all – Latest Crosstown LRT fly-over video released

In a recent drone flight over the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit project, we look down at the surface work done from the Brentcliffe Portal to Kennedy Station. We also notice how Toronto traffic is building again. There’s no better view than above it all. So here’s the latest drone footage taken of surface sections … Continue reading Fly above it all – Latest Crosstown LRT fly-over video released

Now onto rails – Crosstown’s surface section guideways fully constructed

In the latest photos from the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit project, we look at guideways, Fairbank Station and TTC station underpinning at Cedarvale Station. Here comes the rails. And shelters. And all the other system features needed for the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) route. Among the latest images out of the Crosstown … Continue reading Now onto rails – Crosstown’s surface section guideways fully constructed

Crosstown’s Keelesdale Station taking shape – New images of railings that will greet customers

In the latest photos from the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project, we have an inside look at Keelesdale, as well as structural advances at Caledonia and Kennedy stations. Come this way to check it out. We have new images that show large concrete and structural steel work on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit … Continue reading Crosstown’s Keelesdale Station taking shape – New images of railings that will greet customers

Crosstown LRT – Young transit enthusiast designs his own routes for the future of Toronto

If you want to be reminded how you likely once felt about riding on a train, come meet young Jamie Kauri. As one of Toronto’s most devoted transit fans, his passion may rekindle a memory of being led aboard a big vehicle by an adult, when you were just a child. Only, Jamie has taken … Continue reading Crosstown LRT – Young transit enthusiast designs his own routes for the future of Toronto