Second tunnel starts as Rexy joins Renny in tunnelling the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Last week, Metrolinx reached another milestone for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension with the second tunnel boring machine (known as Rexy) starting the journey from Renforth Drive to Scarlett Road. Metrolinx News has the latest on Rexy and Renny’s progress, including video of the first few moments of digging. The second tunnel for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension is now underway.   Tunnelling on the project … Continue reading Second tunnel starts as Rexy joins Renny in tunnelling the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Staying safe while building the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension – How tunnel boring machines can protect workers in an emergency

Tunnel boring machines are massive pieces of equipment, built for digging large tunnels through soil and rock. But did you know they can also protect workers during an emergency? Metrolinx News has the full story. Tunnelling on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension started this past spring, with the first of two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) beginning the over six kilometre journey from Renforth Drive to … Continue reading Staying safe while building the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension – How tunnel boring machines can protect workers in an emergency

Metrolinx shares an update on the elevated section of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Teams are one step closer to building the elevated part of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and the results of a recently released survey on this important part of the project are in. We’ve got all the details. With tunnelling now underway on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension at Renforth Drive, attention is turning again to the elevated section of the line.   Once built, … Continue reading Metrolinx shares an update on the elevated section of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Tunnelling starts on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Today (April 11), Metrolinx marks a major milestone as tunnelling starts on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, the 9.2-kilometre extension of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT from Mount Dennis Station to Renforth Drive. Read on to see how these two tunnel boring machines came together and learn more about how they will dig the tunnels. Plus watch the new timelapse video. Let the digging begin. Rexy … Continue reading Tunnelling starts on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Metrolinx shares updated station maps and survey results for underground stations on Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Late last year, Metrolinx launched an online survey to gather feedback from the community on the location of the future Kipling-Eglinton station – and the results are in. Keep reading to learn more and see new station maps. Community feedback is helping decide where a future station will be located along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension in west Toronto. In Dec. 2021, Metrolinx presented residents … Continue reading Metrolinx shares updated station maps and survey results for underground stations on Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

January 2022: The cutterheads are lowered into the launch shaft site and attached to the front of the TBMs.

Where are they now? Check out latest photos of Eglinton Crosstown West Extension tunnel boring machines

Since late last year, Metrolinx has been hard at work assembling the mighty machines that will dig the twin tunnels for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension. Now that the assembly is nearly complete, take a look at how everything has come together at the tunnel launch site. It’s time to go deep behind the scenes. When we saw them last, the tunnel boring machines for … Continue reading Where are they now? Check out latest photos of Eglinton Crosstown West Extension tunnel boring machines

See new renderings of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Metrolinx releases new preliminary design renderings of the elevated section of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and looks for feedback on an important element of the project. Keep scrolling to take a look and get involved. Metrolinx is bridging the gap along one of Toronto’s important transit connections. While there’s been a lot of focus lately on the tunnels (and tunnel boring machines) for the … Continue reading See new renderings of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

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Between the Lines podcast – TBM naming contest winners, and the return of Cinnabon to Union Station?

Metrolinx chief spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins takes people’s questions on her Between the Lines’ weekly #AMAwithAMA podcast segment. This week, the winning names for the machines digging tunnels for two Toronto subway projects and possibly the most famous smell in Toronto train station history. Listen to the full episode below. Do you smell that? It’s one part nostalgia, two parts cream cheese icing, with a … Continue reading Between the Lines podcast – TBM naming contest winners, and the return of Cinnabon to Union Station?

The names that stuck – winning names for the Eglinton Crosstown West and Scarborough Subway Extension tunnel boring machines revealed

After thousands of votes from the community, the winning names are in for the Scarborough Subway Extension’s tunnel boring machine and the two machines that will build the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension’s twin tunnels. The results are in, and they are heavy on the puns (sorry, Diggy McDigface didn’t win). After months of voting and deliberation, the winning names are decided for the Scarborough Subway … Continue reading The names that stuck – winning names for the Eglinton Crosstown West and Scarborough Subway Extension tunnel boring machines revealed

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Metrolinx Community Engagement teams ends year with lofty number and promises of new community offices

The pandemic has changed the way we relate to one another. But it hasn’t stopped needed conversations. Here’s how Metrolinx experts were able to reach out, and respond when questions have come on, during 2021 – as well as a commitment to open three more community offices in the new year for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, Yonge North Subway Extension and Ontario Line projects. … Continue reading Metrolinx Community Engagement teams ends year with lofty number and promises of new community offices