Storm sewers to a huge bridge for Finch West LRT project – New photos show progress from every angle

A new crop of Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) line images show construction is making strides in a number of interesting ways. At the Humber College Stop, crews having been working on the installation of the wet utilities. Here, you can see storm sewer construction taking place at the foot of the multi-use path … Continue reading Storm sewers to a huge bridge for Finch West LRT project – New photos show progress from every angle

Started at the top, now we’re here – See major breakthrough beneath Milliken GO rail bridge

The full extent of the ‘top down’ construction of the Milliken GO rail bridge has been revealed, with excavation recently breaking through below the bridge deck. Trains are running over this new bridge and crews continue to work away. Let’s take a closer look at the progress on the Stouffville Steeles Avenue East Underpass and … Continue reading Started at the top, now we’re here – See major breakthrough beneath Milliken GO rail bridge

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

Smooth operator – How a ‘tunnel liner’ machine handles rough spots while digging through the earth on Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnel Project

Now that excavation on Tunnel One is complete on a task to burrow an important rail tunnel below and through Toronto’s busy Highway 401 and 409 area, the crews are moving a liner machine through to ensure a smooth mold inside the new subterranean passage. We take you into the depths to show you how … Continue reading Smooth operator – How a ‘tunnel liner’ machine handles rough spots while digging through the earth on Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnel Project

Bragging rights – Cooksville GO officially opens today (Video)

The important transit station has undergone a historic transformation - we review the changes, from top to bottom. As well, check out the drone video. Things sure have changed. Including at Cooksville GO. After about three years in the making to transform the Cooksville Station, GO customers can now brag about a new and improved … Continue reading Bragging rights – Cooksville GO officially opens today (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

Flipping the switch – How installing new elements below the rails on GO Transit’s Lakeshore West line is a first for Canada

Modern concrete rail tie technology will lead to improved service, but getting it done will mean weekend closures on GO Transit’s most frequented line. Let’s go below the rails to explain the benefits for Lakeshore West customers. It might be the biggest track and signals construction project Robert Netopilik has ever undertaken – and it’s … Continue reading Flipping the switch – How installing new elements below the rails on GO Transit’s Lakeshore West line is a first for Canada

Hurontario LRT progress – Why widening a bridge across a major Toronto-area highway must start with a strong foundation

Work continues on the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project that will bring 18-kilometres of new rapid transit to Mississauga and Brampton. When it’s done, the project will head north up Hurontario towards Brampton, passing over the busy Highway 407 in the process. In order to make it all work, construction crews need to make … Continue reading Hurontario LRT progress – Why widening a bridge across a major Toronto-area highway must start with a strong foundation

As Aurora GO Station prepares for a facelift – Images combine then-and-now look at importance of rail connection for the community

For more than 160 years, the train station has been an important part of the Aurora community – one that is about to get a facelift. An innovative photo history project shows why there’s been such a strong connection with the rail lines, and the station itself. Aurora GO Station, which is showing its age, … Continue reading As Aurora GO Station prepares for a facelift – Images combine then-and-now look at importance of rail connection for the community