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

People walk across an intersection.

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

The train pulls past Leaside Station.

See time-lapse video of Crosstown light rail vehicles moving along Toronto route

Metrolinx News recently brought you a story of light rail vehicles moving across the Toronto light rail transit route. Here’s a follow, showing a time-lapse of that historic journey. Now let’s speed things up a bit. Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit vehicles recently made their way from Laird Station back to the Eglinton Maintenance and Storage Facility (EMSF). The six vehicles, the same that have … Continue reading See time-lapse video of Crosstown light rail vehicles moving along Toronto route

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario release statement on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario are issuing the following release on the proposed settlement on the Crosstown Light Rail Transit project. Metrolinx president and CEO, Phil Verster, along with Infrastructure Ontario CEO Michael Lindsay, have just released (Nov. 24, 2021) the following statement on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project: “Over the past several months, Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have engaged in collaborative and … Continue reading Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario release statement on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project

See video as first Crosstown light rail vehicles travel from Laird Station back to their storage facility

Light rail vehicles were recently moving across the Toronto transit route. In a moment that is a glimpse of transit to come, the vehicles were being moved for maintenance – and we have the video and images. The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) route saw an impressive journey recently. Six light rail transit vehicles made their way for the first time from Laird Station … Continue reading See video as first Crosstown light rail vehicles travel from Laird Station back to their storage facility

Image shows the inside of the station.

Caledonia Station shows unique open design on Crosstown LRT route

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project has some interesting elements, beyond the big engineering moments we often show. In the most recent images from the Toronto transit project, two pictures caught our eye – one that is about design and the other an element that will help customers moving along even without the light rail vehicles. Along Eglinton Crosstown’s light rail transit (LRT) … Continue reading Caledonia Station shows unique open design on Crosstown LRT route

Crews install last piece of track for Eglinton Crosstown LRT

The Eglinton Crosstown LRT project reached an exciting milestone this week (Nov.1), as crews laid down the last section of track along the 19-kilometre rapid transit line. Get a glimpse of this historic moment for transit in Toronto. Toronto is having its own last spike moment. For any rail system, hammering in the last spike is always historic. Now, Crosslinx Transit Solutions – the constructor … Continue reading Crews install last piece of track for Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Crews work on the station walls.

See Crosstown LRT video of Eglinton Station tracks going in and caissons being taken out

If there’s one element along the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project that has become a marvel of urban engineering, it’s efforts around Eglinton Station. In this post, we have photos and a video from behind the scenes of that work. It includes work on the caissons – the support columns used to hold up the working TTC tunnel, just above. Usually, we’re all … Continue reading See Crosstown LRT video of Eglinton Station tracks going in and caissons being taken out

The reason Laird Station is one of the longest on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line

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 underground, at street level, and even from above. They may also answer a question transit fans have about Laird Station. It’s always good to have a little extra runway, even on transit projects. … Continue reading The reason Laird Station is one of the longest on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line