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Have you missed these transit advances? Bramalea GO Station sees huge leaps for Kitchener Line passengers

Bramalea GO Station is one of the busiest on the Kitchener Line. It’s also a good example of some of the improvements happening as part of the GO Expansion project. While many regular travellers may have been away from the Bramalea facility as the province continues to fight against COVID-19, we thought we’d offer up a photo cheat-sheet on the many changes at this station. … Continue reading Have you missed these transit advances? Bramalea GO Station sees huge leaps for Kitchener Line passengers

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What is SmartTrack and how will it improve GO service in Toronto neighbourhoods?

SmartTrack will change the way Torontonians use GO Transit. Five new stations will be built along existing GO tracks in ‘the Six’. The new SmartTrack GO stations will give residents an opportunity to join commuters on faster rides within the city. This is an example of how adding new transit options will build a network effect and encourage more people to leave their cars behind. … Continue reading What is SmartTrack and how will it improve GO service in Toronto neighbourhoods?

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Metrolinx virtual open house will give update on Davenport Diamond Greenway

Design on the Greenway is well underway and Metrolinx will share the updates in an upcoming virtual open house. Residents can participate by reviewing and commenting on project materials during a two-week period as of November 29 and by attending a live session with the project team on December 13. Here’s how you can get involved. Metrolinx is ready to share the first Davenport Diamond … Continue reading Metrolinx virtual open house will give update on Davenport Diamond Greenway

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

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Davenport Diamond Guideway project reaches major milestone in new time lapse video

Crews on the Davenport Diamond Guideway project recently installed the first set of steel girders on the project.  These girders play a key role as they form the bridge that will allow Barrie GO trains to travel above the CP Rail tracks. A new time lapse video takes you behind the scenes for the impressive lift of the girders. The Davenport Diamond Guideway project is … Continue reading Davenport Diamond Guideway project reaches major milestone in new time lapse video

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Local manufacturer to help hold back the weight of the earth along the Scarborough Subway Extension

As construction for the new Scarborough Subway Extension continues at the tunnel launch site, teams are already partnering up with a local manufacturer to build the giant concrete rings that will line the tunnel and help keep the earth below Canada’s biggest city at bay. Sophisticated engineering is everywhere you look in a subway project, and for the Scarborough Subway Extension, you don’t have to … Continue reading Local manufacturer to help hold back the weight of the earth along the Scarborough Subway Extension

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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

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See the launch pad completed in preparation for Hurontario light rail transit push box

The Hurontario LRT project has now seen an important new element added in. Here’s why a ‘launch pad’ makes way for important rail work on an important section of the light rail transit route. Three-two-one… The ‘launch’ has launched. The construction of the Hurontario light rail transit (HuLRT) project’s ‘push box’ is well underway. A push box is a large, hollow concrete box that will … Continue reading See the launch pad completed in preparation for Hurontario light rail transit push box

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See images of pedestrian bridge night lift at Rutherford GO

Recently, Metrolinx’s contractor successfully lifted a new pedestrian bridge into place over Rutherford Road. Let’s take a look at pictures that show how it was done. Lifting and installing bridges is among the most interesting engineering feats Metrolinx pulls off. Though the precise and delicate work recently done to haul up and put in place a pedestrian bridge at Rutherford GO was done by a … Continue reading See images of pedestrian bridge night lift at Rutherford GO

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Why lengthy partial road closure has kept everyone moving during Bloor bridge reconstruction  

Rebuilding a bridge that spans over one of Toronto’s busiest roads is challenging. To keep traffic flowing, Metrolinx implemented a partial road closure of Bloor Street West while crews have been reconstructing the Bloor bridge. This work is part of the Davenport Diamond Guideway project – find out how it’s unfolding. The replacement of the Bloor Street West rail bridge between Lansdowne Avenue and Symington … Continue reading Why lengthy partial road closure has kept everyone moving during Bloor bridge reconstruction