Heritage façade restoration complete at Mount Pleasant Station

The front entrance for this Eglinton Crosstown station restores the original Imperial Bank design. The classic Imperial Bank building exterior is now back at Mount Pleasant Station in all its glory. The face of this building, called a “heritage façade,” is an important part of the architecture for this structure. It also plays a big role in conserving Toronto’s history. So, Metrolinx ensured that this … Continue reading Heritage façade restoration complete at Mount Pleasant Station

More progress on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line

Keelesdale Station is the first Crosstown station to take important steps toward completion. Construction on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project continues to progress. This includes a new achievement for Keelesdale Station, located at the west end of the line. In 2016, Keelesdale Station was the site for the official groundbreaking ceremony, kicking off a new phase of construction on the Eglinton Crosstown. … Continue reading More progress on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line

Full-length vehicle testing starts for Eglinton Crosstown – plus station updates

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) is marking another milestone as three-car light rail vehicles (LRVs) begin testing. Kennedy and Laird Stations have also undergone recent improvements – scroll down for a closer look. Look out – full-length vehicles for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT are hitting the streets.   That means three cars, and a capacity of almost 500 people.  This marks a major step … Continue reading Full-length vehicle testing starts for Eglinton Crosstown – plus station updates

See the new art installations going up at Eglinton Crosstown LRT stations

Art is an important part of modern public transit projects. This art gives stations a unique look and feel, while bringing the usual concrete and steel to life. Here’s your first look at some of the art going up on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project. As the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line continues to make progress, there are a few colourful additions that … Continue reading See the new art installations going up at Eglinton Crosstown LRT stations

Close up of a Eglinton Crosstown LRV parked at Keelesdale Station

Metrolinx enhances platform safety on Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Passenger safety is always a top priority when designing and constructing new transit lines. Several safety innovations have been built into the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line to provide extra safety for future passengers. Continue reading to learn more about the Crosstown’s unique safety features. Crews on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT are working hard to install and test complex safety equipment that will … Continue reading Metrolinx enhances platform safety on Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Podcast – Experiences (and empanadas) along the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route

Take a stroll from Kennedy to Mount Dennis this week on Between the Lines: A Metrolinx Podcast. Contributor Jason Paris walks us through his four-part journey along the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route and what he saw (and ate) along the way. Did you read the story last week about Jason Paris’ trek along Eglinton Avenue in Toronto as progress continues on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT … Continue reading Podcast – Experiences (and empanadas) along the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route

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

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

Continued support for businesses affected by Eglinton Crosstown LRT construction

Last year, Metrolinx partnered with Building Up to provide free window washing services to businesses along Eglinton Avenue affected by Eglinton Crosstown LRT construction. Read on to find out how the social enterprise continues to help those businesses. Metrolinx and the Building Up program are making difference along Toronto’s Eglinton Avenue. Over the past year, Building Up has partnered with Metrolinx on a window washing … Continue reading Continued support for businesses affected by Eglinton Crosstown LRT construction