New route – Proposed walking and cycling path outlined for Maple GO station

Plans for a new path to the Barrie Line rail and bus stop are now under discussion, with construction tentatively to take place in the fall of 2020. We have all the details, including on a public meeting scheduled for tonight (Dec. 3). Access to Vaughan’s Maple GO station – especially for customers on foot … Continue reading New route – Proposed walking and cycling path outlined for Maple GO station

Toronto power play – Crosstown light rail transit line sees important substations installed

As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Today, we’re energizing things with pictures of traction power substations finding their homes along the line. We’ve shown you a growing gallery of pictures from … Continue reading Toronto power play – Crosstown light rail transit line sees important substations installed

Twice as good – Barrie GO prepares for future riding on double rail lines

Increased service along the transit route running north of Toronto will take a lot of planning, and ongoing discussions with communities. It will also need preparation work to eventually put in a second rail along the corridor. As a public info session is planned for tomorrow night (Nov. 28), let’s break down some of the … Continue reading Twice as good – Barrie GO prepares for future riding on double rail lines

You’ll dig these photos – Latest Crosstown LRT construction images show haunting cavern work

As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Today, because we know how popular the images are, we’re showcasing three spectacular photos capturing recent work in the tunnels below the city. The seasons … Continue reading You’ll dig these photos – Latest Crosstown LRT construction images show haunting cavern work

It’s tents and tracks while flying over Crosstown’s LRT rail line – See the drone video here

As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. After the recent cold snap, we thought we’d show you how crews beat the freeze. The Rolling Stones said it best, Gimme Shelter – even … Continue reading It’s tents and tracks while flying over Crosstown’s LRT rail line – See the drone video here

Future construction details announced for Toronto’s Finch West light rail transit project – Find features of the LRT elements here

Major construction for the future transit route has now kicked off, including work on a new maintenance and storage facility. But read on for more details on what’s been done as well as what’s to come along the new route. Things are moving along on the Finch West light rail transit (LRT) project, as major … Continue reading Future construction details announced for Toronto’s Finch West light rail transit project – Find features of the LRT elements here

A 200 year old tree stood in the way of a new Lincolnville GO station bus loop – This is why it will live on

The old-growth warrior has survived development and disease. But just when the end seemed certain, a community came together to see it live on. This tree is a survivor. It started as a seedling in Upper Canada, and for 200 years an elm tree has proudly stood in what is now Whitchurch-Stouffville, part of York … Continue reading A 200 year old tree stood in the way of a new Lincolnville GO station bus loop – This is why it will live on

Time in a box – Union Station prepares to retire a vast interlocking system that’s guided every train in and out of Toronto for almost 90 years

Behind a city that has grown with the times, sits a remarkable system of handle-pulls, audible clicks and banks of early 20th century electrical technology – all housed in three castle-like downtown towers. Combined, it has constantly shepherded trains in and out of Canada’s largest city. Designed in the late 1920s, the complicated contraption is … Continue reading Time in a box – Union Station prepares to retire a vast interlocking system that’s guided every train in and out of Toronto for almost 90 years

What’s up with that? The moment an entire escalator is moved through a Crosstown LRT tunnel (Photos)

As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Today, a look at how the underground passages are not just for future light rail vehicles - they’re also routes to move building material right … Continue reading What’s up with that? The moment an entire escalator is moved through a Crosstown LRT tunnel (Photos)