Tunnelling teams identified for Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension – Now talks begin to drill down on details

Progress continues for two priority transit projects as Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario finalize details with teams who have now been identified to deliver the tunnelling contracts for the Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension. The Scarborough Subway Extension and the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension projects reached another major milestone today (March 5). Metrolinx … Continue reading Tunnelling teams identified for Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension – Now talks begin to drill down on details

Bloomington GO Station sees first test vehicles roll in

Signature green trains and a bus have pulled into the emerging Bloomington GO Station for the first time – signalling one of the last phases of construction. Before the first passengers embark on their journeys, the operations and construction teams work together, testing and commissioning all aspects of the station from the track to the … Continue reading Bloomington GO Station sees first test vehicles roll in

Tracking the track along Finch Avenue West – See time-lapse video of the first Traction Power Substation at the Maintenance and Storage Facility

Guideway construction work has started along Finch Avenue West for the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) line. But there’s a lot more happening – captured in images, video and this primer. And learn why experts will need to ‘burn in’ the light rail vehicles to come, and how cork is used on the rails. … Continue reading Tracking the track along Finch Avenue West – See time-lapse video of the first Traction Power Substation at the Maintenance and Storage Facility

Seeing the trees – Minimizing environmental impacts, while setting the stage for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit network

Working together with City partners and the local conservation authority, plans to protect trees during construction, and remove others where necessary for infrastructure, are now underway to accommodate the new Hurontario light rail transit (HuLRT) network. Constructing a major new transit route, means constantly working with the environment, including with trees along the way. This is true for crews along … Continue reading Seeing the trees – Minimizing environmental impacts, while setting the stage for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit network

Excavation crews dig into future Finch West LRT Station, as measures are taken to keep Toronto pedestrians safe

We wanted to show you the most recent images of Finch West light rail transit (LRT) of behind the scenes construction that’s largely hidden from view, but also include measures residents, travellers and businesses are seeing around local streets – and why they’re needed. In any major transit project, there’s the view behind the barriers, … Continue reading Excavation crews dig into future Finch West LRT Station, as measures are taken to keep Toronto pedestrians safe

Keeping up to speed on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension – What’s happening next with the project

The Eglinton Crosstown West Extension is getting closer to breaking ground, with crews working to make sure there’s a clear path for construction. Here’s a look at all the work that’s happening now and in the near future as the project moves steadily forward. If you’ve ever tried to paint your walls like a pro, … Continue reading Keeping up to speed on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension – What’s happening next with the project

Crosstown’s Oakwood Station sees final major pour inside station cavern

There’s been progress, both under the ground as well as above the rails, on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project. Let’s move in close to look at some very recent work – while being careful not to break the glass. Eglington Crosstown’s light rail transit (LRT) project has just seen another solid milestone … Continue reading Crosstown’s Oakwood Station sees final major pour inside station cavern

Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster: ‘Transforming transit – a balance of preservation and progress’

As progress on building new transit shifts into a higher gear, CEO Phil Verster explains how Metrolinx puts people at the centre of planning and design decisions so our projects build up our communities for a better future, while respecting what makes them special today. When we think of what makes the Greater Toronto Area … Continue reading Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster: ‘Transforming transit – a balance of preservation and progress’

It’s electric – Important soil tests along Hurontario LRT route are grounded in some cool, and needed, science

There’s not so mad science taking place along the HuLRT route. Crews are using math and special devices to look at how electrical currents move through the earth. The small impulses will help them construct the power substations that will be used to bring the route to life. Time to geek out on getting the … Continue reading It’s electric – Important soil tests along Hurontario LRT route are grounded in some cool, and needed, science

Crosstown’s Laird Station sees all structural work on the cavern completed – Take a look inside

Progress on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project continues with some interesting images, that also include a new roof deck at Eglinton Station and something to help trains see down the tracks. There’s new light even outside of the tunnel, on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line. But before we get … Continue reading Crosstown’s Laird Station sees all structural work on the cavern completed – Take a look inside