Another step forward for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Metrolinx is keeping up the momentum on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension by starting the search for a team that can deliver the elevated section that will run between Scarlett Road and Jane Street in Toronto. It’s not always about the tunnels. There’s been a lot of talk lately about the tunnels for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension (and don’t forget the tunnel boring machine … Continue reading Another step forward for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

The tunnel boring machines for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension are on the move

The tunnel boring machines (TBMs) for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension are one step closer to arriving, as cargo ships carrying the big diggers recently departed Germany and began their journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Here’s a look at the journey for these mighty machines. Before they begin to dig the twin tunnels for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, the tunnel boring machines have a … Continue reading The tunnel boring machines for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension are on the move

Metrolinx reaches another milestone on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

As crews continue to make progress at the launch site for the tunnel boring machines that dig between Renforth Drive and Scarlett Road, Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario are moving forward with plans for a second section of tunnels for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension. Read on to get the latest info. Earlier today (Dec. 2), Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario started the search for a team … Continue reading Metrolinx reaches another milestone on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Short-list of names released in Toronto subway tunnel boring machines contest

The names are in. Now you’ll have the chance to vote for your favourite from a shortlist of names for the tunnel boring machines for the Scarborough Subway Extension and the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension that are on their way to Canada. Keep reading to find out how to get involved. Metrolinx is asking residents to help name a big part of Toronto transit history. … Continue reading Short-list of names released in Toronto subway tunnel boring machines contest

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Improved transit in Toronto with GO Expansion means new lines and new stations

Once implemented, the GO Expansion program will deliver all-day, two-way service with faster trains running every 15-minutes on more of the GO Network. Last week, Metrolinx News reported on how this project will improve service to and from destinations outside Toronto. Today let’s look at how GO Expansion – combined with other new Metrolinx projects – will reduce travel times inside the city. A new … Continue reading Improved transit in Toronto with GO Expansion means new lines and new stations

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Metrolinx teams up with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to plant trees around Eglinton Crosstown West Extension route

Metrolinx is getting a head start on tree planting along the route of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, helping to keep the community green as this critical new transit project is built. Take a look at some of the tree planters in action. Metrolinx is growing the tree canopy around Eglinton Avenue West as transit planning continues on one of several crucial subway expansions. On … Continue reading Metrolinx teams up with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to plant trees around Eglinton Crosstown West Extension route

Eglinton Crosstown West Extension launch shaft takes shape

Teams have been hard at work at the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension tunnel launch site. Learn more about what’s going on behind the construction hoarding, what’s happening next, and how you might be able to leave your own mark on the project. If you’ve passed by the area of Renforth Drive and Eglinton Avenue West lately, you may have noticed some increased activity. Fences have … Continue reading Eglinton Crosstown West Extension launch shaft takes shape

Metrolinx launches naming contests for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and Scarborough Subway Extension tunnel boring machines

People are getting the chance to name a trio of digging machines, as they make their way to Canada from overseas. Find out below how you can throw your name into the hat. Starting today (Oct. 19), communities along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and the Scarborough Subway Extension will have chance to put their mark on transit history. Metrolinx has started naming contests for … Continue reading Metrolinx launches naming contests for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and Scarborough Subway Extension tunnel boring machines

Metrolinx heads into the valley with the Mount Dennis Community Association

The Humber Valley is a place of refuge in the heart of Etobicoke, where people can experience nature right in the midst of a bustling city. It’s a place with a long history – and a bright future. Read on to learn more about how the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension will fit into the community around the Humber River.  Metrolinx is working with residents in … Continue reading Metrolinx heads into the valley with the Mount Dennis Community Association

Environmental surveys take place along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension route

Turtles, bats, and birds are being studied along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension route, as experts make sure work doesn’t disrupt important habitats of even the smallest creatures. Over the spring and summer, teams from Metrolinx have been examining local wildlife along the route as part of the planning process for the project. Read on to learn more about how all living things – big … Continue reading Environmental surveys take place along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension route