Big, deep dig – Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnels Project reaches halfway excavation mark in Tunnel One

Remember sweating over digging into your back garden? Moving earth is never easy. But crews working on a tunneling project at the junction of Ontario Highway 401 and 409 have made great strides on the first of two passages, and are moving into the second as well. It takes approximately three minutes to walk 180 … Continue reading Big, deep dig – Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnels Project reaches halfway excavation mark in Tunnel One

Flyover video takes you above construction at Cooksville GO Station – See your platform from a whole new angle

New drone footage gives customers, and the community, a rare bird’s eye view of important advances at the Milton Line GO train and bus stop. Things are looking up at Cooksville GO Station. At least when you look down. We have a new flyover video that offers a unique vantage point to see progress at … Continue reading Flyover video takes you above construction at Cooksville GO Station – See your platform from a whole new angle

Crosstown LRT – Young transit enthusiast designs his own routes for the future of Toronto

If you want to be reminded how you likely once felt about riding on a train, come meet young Jamie Kauri. As one of Toronto’s most devoted transit fans, his passion may rekindle a memory of being led aboard a big vehicle by an adult, when you were just a child. Only, Jamie has taken … Continue reading Crosstown LRT – Young transit enthusiast designs his own routes for the future of Toronto

Another new Crosstown video released – See before and after views of Avenue Station, following mining work

We’re continuing our video progress updates. This time, we’re looking at the changes for an important “turnback” station, that will allow light rail vehicles to shift direction. Avenue Station will be all about changes. For the ‘turnback’ station along the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line, that will mean light rail vehicles will be … Continue reading Another new Crosstown video released – See before and after views of Avenue Station, following mining work

First GO buses enter Union Station Bus Terminal as part of testing – See the images here

The first in a series of in-terminal testing is complete as Metrolinx prepares for a new chapter for GO buses with a state of the art bus hub nearly complete for downtown Toronto. There is always a first. This time, it was GO bus No. 2576. Many more will follow. Recently, the first line of … Continue reading First GO buses enter Union Station Bus Terminal as part of testing – See the images here

How to avoid rocking the neighbours – The tools Metrolinx experts use to reduce noise and vibration on the Ontario Line

As a completely new transit route, the Ontario Line will take advantage of the latest technology designed to reduce noise and vibration. In this feature, Metrolinx experts discuss options available to deliver an Ontario Line that respects the surrounding neighbourhoods. While all forms of transit create some noise and vibration, Metrolinx experts are working to … Continue reading How to avoid rocking the neighbours – The tools Metrolinx experts use to reduce noise and vibration on the Ontario Line

Final section of concrete added to pedestrian tunnel – Train testing on western section of Crosstown LRT can now begin

Important progress made to enable test trains to move along the route, as new progress images also show temporary road decking being removed at Science Centre intersection. Not every section of concrete is like the last. Some literally pave the way for tremendous advancements, especially when it comes to the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit … Continue reading Final section of concrete added to pedestrian tunnel – Train testing on western section of Crosstown LRT can now begin

Go deep below Eglinton Station to see new video of underpinning work right below TTC line

The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit line continues to make significant headway. In this case, we can lead you down to see remarkable advances that mean the TTC tunnel is held in place as Crosstown work continues below. It’s a beautiful day in Toronto, but the more impressive view is deep below the city. At … Continue reading Go deep below Eglinton Station to see new video of underpinning work right below TTC line

Blending into the neighbourhood – How Metrolinx experts are designing the Ontario Line to be part of communities it will serve

With sections of the Ontario Line to be above ground, the Metrolinx team is reviewing transit across Canada and around the world for inspiration. They have found above-ground projects that suit the surrounding neighbourhoods. In this feature, we explore how those learnings can be applied in Toronto. Communities have been evolving around transit for decades. … Continue reading Blending into the neighbourhood – How Metrolinx experts are designing the Ontario Line to be part of communities it will serve

Concrete results – Toronto’s Crosstown LRT project sees Blue Whale sized work on Chaplin Station

In the latest construction images from the light rail transit route, we’re breaking down how big of a job it is to pour just one section of concrete for a single entrance. It’s hard to imagine 300 cubic metres of anything. That’s how much concrete was poured on a recent week this month, for the … Continue reading Concrete results – Toronto’s Crosstown LRT project sees Blue Whale sized work on Chaplin Station