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

Eglinton Crosstown LRT progress – Leaside Station gets its name in bold  

Metrolinx News has the latest progress photos from the front lines of transit building along the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route. This week, Leaside gets its name on its station building, work at Science Centre Station is coming along, plus a couple more updates. Take a look. There’s something cool about having your name on the front of a building. Thanks to construction crews, Leaside Station … Continue reading Eglinton Crosstown LRT progress – Leaside Station gets its name in bold  

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Full fleet of Crosstown light rail transit vehicles rolling through testing phase for new route

There’s been no shortage of news for the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project as the line gets closer to reaching completion. But Metrolinx News wanted to note something that many people may not know – all the sophisticated vehicles that will be used on the route are on hand and being tested. Here’s a bit of what that full fleet is doing right … Continue reading Full fleet of Crosstown light rail transit vehicles rolling through testing phase for new route

Leaside and Science Centre – the latest Eglinton Crosstown LRT construction photos

Metrolinx News brings you regular updates on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project as it moves closer to completion – using the latest images from construction crews. This week, the photos are from inside two underground stations along the route. That’s a lot of white tiles. Deep underground Eglinton Avenue in Toronto, construction teams are laying the floors that will be tread on by millions of … Continue reading Leaside and Science Centre – the latest Eglinton Crosstown LRT construction photos

Not just any red light – Final Eglinton Crosstown LRT signal installed at Laird Station

Crews continue to make progress along Eglinton Avenue in Toronto where the newest addition to Toronto’s transit network is being built. Metrolinx News brings you the latest on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, including behind the scenes photos of the work as it happens. This week, milestones at Laird, Keelesdale, and Kennedy Stations. It’s the kind of red light you like to see. Construction crews recently … Continue reading Not just any red light – Final Eglinton Crosstown LRT signal installed at Laird Station

See Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster talk Eglinton Crosstown LRT progress in new video

Earlier this month, Metrolinx News profiled the 2021 successes of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT and looked ahead to 2022 – so think of this as the sequel. Watch the latest video on the Crosstown, featuring Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster. Much like The Terminator and Home Alone, the second part of this story will be even better than the first. Part one was published earlier this … Continue reading See Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster talk Eglinton Crosstown LRT progress in new video

Close up of a Eglinton Crosstown LRV parked at Keelesdale Station

What’s just ahead for the Eglinton Crosstown in 2022

The light rail transit line in Toronto will start to see some big pieces coming together. We thought we’d take a moment to bundle them all together for readers. So here’s the future of the new route. That was certainly a year – with an even more impressive one to come. The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line had its fair share of important … Continue reading What’s just ahead for the Eglinton Crosstown in 2022

Metrolinx, Infrastructure Ontario and Crosslinx Transit Solutions settle COVID and technical claims as Eglinton Crosstown Line moves forward

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario are issuing the following release on the settlement on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project. Metrolinx president and CEO, Phil Verster, along with Infrastructure Ontario CEO Michael Lindsay, have just released (Dec. 22, 2021) the following statement on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project: Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario are pleased to have reached a claims settlement agreement with Crosslinx Transit Solutions (CTS) worth $325 million that resolves claims … Continue reading Metrolinx, Infrastructure Ontario and Crosslinx Transit Solutions settle COVID and technical claims as Eglinton Crosstown Line moves forward

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Light rail transit projects ask drivers to be careful around sites – Winter safety measures put in place

Construction for some of Metrolinx’s larger transit projects continue over the chilly months.That means experts are highlighting ways to keep workers and the public safe around ongoing work. On Metrolinx’s light rail transit projects, experts continue to take measures to make sure safety is a priority – especially as winter months approach. That focus is on worker safety, while asking pedestrians and drivers to take … Continue reading Light rail transit projects ask drivers to be careful around sites – Winter safety measures put in place