Cradle of support – Cedarvale LRT station sees important phase in underpinning below TTC Line 1 subway

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 getting behind – or rather deeper into and above – Cedarvale station. We all need a little support. Some, a whole lot of … Continue reading Cradle of support – Cedarvale LRT station sees important phase in underpinning below TTC Line 1 subway

23,000 reasons why – Toronto’s Crosstown rapid transit line nears halfway point

When completed, Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project will bring 25 new stations & stops and 19 kilometres of new transit to the city. It takes a whole lot of tracks to build a new transit line that goes from one end of Toronto to the other. Even in the winter weather, crews … Continue reading 23,000 reasons why – Toronto’s Crosstown rapid transit line nears halfway point

The best Crosstown LRT project images of 2019 – Did the caverns below Toronto come out on top?

Over 2019, Metrolinx News has offered up scores of amazing photos – above and below ground – of the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit build. Now it’s time to count down the top 10 photos. As super models go, Crosstown has a pretty impressive portfolio. Throughout 2019, Metrolinx News has published a steady string of … Continue reading The best Crosstown LRT project images of 2019 – Did the caverns below Toronto come out on top?

This way up – Haunting image of Laird station sees 360 degree progress

Throughout 2019, we’ve tried to show you images and video of all the work taking place across the Toronto light rail transit route. For one of our last pictures of the year, we have a bit of tunnel vision when it comes to Laird station. Things are really looking up at Laird. Once Toronto’s Crosstown … Continue reading This way up – Haunting image of Laird station sees 360 degree progress

Training tale – First Eglinton Crosstown light rail vehicle hits tracks of main Toronto line (See the video here)

A test of the new vehicles used on the transit route put a train directly on the tracks beyond the testing and maintenance yard. Light rail vehicle 6207, it was your day to lead the pack. Well Hello Toronto. This week, the Eglinton Crosstown project drove itself one step closer to completion – For the … Continue reading Training tale – First Eglinton Crosstown light rail vehicle hits tracks of main Toronto line (See the video here)

In constant motion – Take a video tour of the latest work on Crosstown’s Kennedy station

As we’ve been constantly updating you on the latest developments – and images - along the Crosstown light rail transit route, we thought it was time to give you a video update on progress to Toronto’s Kennedy station. Find out how they deal with the constant flow of buses and how soon before the roof … Continue reading In constant motion – Take a video tour of the latest work on Crosstown’s Kennedy station

How will the Eglinton Crosstown LRT’s automatic train control work? We break down every major element in an infographic

The science that will help move vehicles along the Toronto light rail transit route is the stuff of a Popular Mechanics cover. Here, we showcase the workings of the engineering wizardry. If you assumed the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) system would be sophisticated, you’re on the right track. To help explain the clockwork-like … Continue reading How will the Eglinton Crosstown LRT’s automatic train control work? We break down every major element in an infographic

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

What the heck is a ‘rail frog’ and ‘deadheading’? Take our transit jargon quiz

Every industry and occupation uses utterances that are unusual or unique. The Metrolinx world is no difference. But we’d like to explain some of the slang better. We know. Sometimes we can be a bit confusing. The words we use. The expressions we come up with. We can leave you scratching your heads. But we … Continue reading What the heck is a ‘rail frog’ and ‘deadheading’? Take our transit jargon quiz

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