Crosstown progress – Keelesdale intersection sees traffic humming as Oakwood gets escalators installed

There’s been significant advances along the light rail transit route that will one day move countless Toronto residents and visitors from east to west across Canada’s largest city. In this Crosstown update, we look at everything from traffic to concrete to an uplifting image of escalators being installed. It’s not often that normal traffic is … Continue reading Crosstown progress – Keelesdale intersection sees traffic humming as Oakwood gets escalators installed

Line up those trucks – You won’t believe how much concrete was recently used on Crosstown’s Mount Pleasant station

As we continue to regularly chart the progress of the Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) route across Toronto, this update is an interesting bit of engineering math – involving how much concrete you can pour in just 11 hours. Hint – it involves more trucks than can likely ever park on your street. Talk about … Continue reading Line up those trucks – You won’t believe how much concrete was recently used on Crosstown’s Mount Pleasant station

Exploring the route – Take a rare ride aboard an Eglinton Crosstown vehicle during testing (video)

There’s been significant advances done along the light rail transit route that will one day move countless Toronto residents and visitors from east to west across Canada’s largest city. But for now, you get to ride (almost) solo, in this cool test video. You have a sophisticated light rail transit vehicle to yourself – almost. … Continue reading Exploring the route – Take a rare ride aboard an Eglinton Crosstown vehicle during testing (video)

Final tunnel pieces removed from Crosstown’s Mt. Pleasant station area – See the images

As we continue to regularly chart the progress of the Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) route across Toronto, there are a couple of fairly big recent advances to report – from tunnel pieces to an important traction power substation being energized. We’ve followed transit tunnels from the ground up. So it’s a big deal when … Continue reading Final tunnel pieces removed from Crosstown’s Mt. Pleasant station area – See the images

Threading the needle – What’s happening along Crosstown LRT intersections during occasional intersection closures (See the video)

Look up. We have a new video, showing how crews – after dark – use a special vehicle to help create the catenary system that will power Crosstown. A lot goes on after nightfall. Including traffic-stopping action along the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) route. https://videopress.com/v/N5NXlDnZ?preloadContent=metadata If you’ve ever been at a Toronto intersection … Continue reading Threading the needle – What’s happening along Crosstown LRT intersections during occasional intersection closures (See the video)

Crosstown elevated guideways go from frenzy of construction to important testing route

In the latest photos from the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit project, we look at the complicated stretch of guideways along the western section, as well as take a visit to Fairbank and Keelesdale stations. It’s complicated. At least it looks that way to most of us, looking at how the elevated guideways of the … Continue reading Crosstown elevated guideways go from frenzy of construction to important testing route

Metrolinx CEO addresses litigation initiated by Crosslinx Transit Solutions regarding Eglinton Crosstown LRT project

Metrolinx says Crosslinx is attempting to use the COVID-19 pandemic to excuse its years of poor performance. Read the statement from Metrolinx CEO, Phil Verster, on why getting the Eglinton Crosstown back on schedule, not litigation, must be the focus. Metrolinx has a singular focus and objective, which is to complete the Eglinton Crosstown at … Continue reading Metrolinx CEO addresses litigation initiated by Crosslinx Transit Solutions regarding Eglinton Crosstown LRT project

Metrolinx CEO addresses suggestion Crosstown LRT could open without Eglinton Station

Given media reports you may have read, Metrolinx president and chief executive officer, Phil Verster, outlines the transit agency’s expectations for the ongoing work on Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit route. The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (ECLRT) project is one of the largest transit expansion projects in Canadian history, and will bring major … Continue reading Metrolinx CEO addresses suggestion Crosstown LRT could open without Eglinton Station

How Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit system is moving forward to support businesses and communities

We’ve brought you a lot of stories and images as the Crosstown LRT route is making progress. But we wanted to take a moment to stretch out into the communities, to talk about actions and support for local enterprises that continue to do business as the route is being built. The route of any great … Continue reading How Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit system is moving forward to support businesses and communities

Toronto transit transitions – How Eglinton Crosstown will change cityscape

It’s not just about adding rails when a project like Crosstown is built. The light rail transit system will mean the physical ambience of areas along the route – such as lighting and seating - will be transformed and improved as well. Here’s a glimpse of that expected future. Times change. And with it, so … Continue reading Toronto transit transitions – How Eglinton Crosstown will change cityscape