Toronto from up high – Finch West LRT advances shown in new drone images

As we continue to show progress on the Finch West light rail transit route, local communities – and future customers – can see recent work, thanks to some lofty new pictures. Northwest Toronto never seemed so high up. We have a new crop of recent construction photos from the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) … Continue reading Toronto from up high – Finch West LRT advances shown in new drone images

The art of the line – How Toronto’s Crosstown LRT is adding creative touches to transit design

Many of the engineering and rapid transit features we often explore here, especially when it comes to the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit project, are technical and mechanical. But there are also splashes of human artistry being added along the route. This week’s new images show the route is also a canvas of creativity. There’s … Continue reading The art of the line – How Toronto’s Crosstown LRT is adding creative touches to transit design

Fins are for more than just flying – how creative design elements at Rutherford GO Station redefine wayfinding

Finding your way is one of the toughest things about using public transit. This can be particularly true for large transit hubs. That’s why Metrolinx is incorporating new design elements to make Rutherford GO Station more pedestrian and cyclist friendly. It takes more than just maps and signs to navigate transit stations. Stations themselves need … Continue reading Fins are for more than just flying – how creative design elements at Rutherford GO Station redefine wayfinding

Toronto’s new Union Station Bus Terminal opens doors for first time

For weeks, Metrolinx News has been covering the new Union Station Bus Terminal, explaining what it will look like ahead of its anticipated opening. Today (Dec. 5), customers got a chance to experience what it’s like to commute to and from the new, state-of-the-art facility. And the advance stories were correct, the new Union Station … Continue reading Toronto’s new Union Station Bus Terminal opens doors for first time

Crosstown LRT progress – How to move an escalator underground

When the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit route opens, things will look like they’ve naturally suddenly found the proper home – from station bathrooms to the seats on every vehicle. But it takes some muscle to inch some things into their spots. Take the escalators, for example. Construction crews toiling at the Eglinton Crosstown Light … Continue reading Crosstown LRT progress – How to move an escalator underground

Rising to the challenge – How Ontario Line plans are lining up with other world-class transit systems when it comes to above-ground options

For decades, transit agencies in Canada and around the world have been using a combination of below and above-ground tracks to significantly expand their rapid transit systems within impressive timelines. Metrolinx experts are constantly looking at other transit systems for inspiration and today we look at examples from Vancouver, Montreal and London. This is about … Continue reading Rising to the challenge – How Ontario Line plans are lining up with other world-class transit systems when it comes to above-ground options

As important assessment phases draw to a close – Exploring GO Expansion and your opinions on it

Get a glimpse at the latest design of a transit system that will deliver 15-minute two-way, all day service on core segments of the GO rail system. And also learn how to have your voice head, in the latest round of public input, from now until Dec. 11. It’s time to zoom out a bit. … Continue reading As important assessment phases draw to a close – Exploring GO Expansion and your opinions on it

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