He walks the line: Toronto man treks the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route  

Jason Paris has two great loves: broadcasting and urban planning. It was his affection for the latter that saw him lace up footwear, dress in warm clothing, and head out of his downtown Toronto home to walk the length of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route. Jason Paris’ connection to the Eglinton Crosstown LRT began before major construction.   It was 2012, and Metrolinx had launched a … Continue reading He walks the line: Toronto man treks the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route  

Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicles hit top speeds as testing continues

Light rail vehicles are zooming up, down and under Eglinton Avenue as Toronto’s next transit line gets closer to completion. Trains are being testing both at street level and underground. Let’s get up to speed on the test runs. It’s full speed ahead for vehicle testing along the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) route. You might have noticed light rail vehicles (LRVs) going up … Continue reading Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicles hit top speeds as testing continues

Continued support for businesses affected by Eglinton Crosstown LRT construction

Last year, Metrolinx partnered with Building Up to provide free window washing services to businesses along Eglinton Avenue affected by Eglinton Crosstown LRT construction. Read on to find out how the social enterprise continues to help those businesses. Metrolinx and the Building Up program are making difference along Toronto’s Eglinton Avenue. Over the past year, Building Up has partnered with Metrolinx on a window washing … Continue reading Continued support for businesses affected by Eglinton Crosstown LRT construction

Eglinton Crosstown LRT progress – Leaside Station gets its name in bold  

Metrolinx News has the latest progress photos from the front lines of transit building along the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route. This week, Leaside gets its name on its station building, work at Science Centre Station is coming along, plus a couple more updates. Take a look. There’s something cool about having your name on the front of a building. Thanks to construction crews, Leaside Station … Continue reading Eglinton Crosstown LRT progress – Leaside Station gets its name in bold  

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Crosstown LRT breaks through to connect Cedarvale Station with Eglinton West TTC Station

In the latest batch of Crosstown Light Rail Transit project progress pictures, there are plenty of paths crossing – including to the TTC. Here’s what’s new. It’s all about connections. New images from the Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) construction project show a number of interesting intersects – from transit lines to where customers will soon pay for their rides. Here’s a ‘breakdown’ – including … Continue reading Crosstown LRT breaks through to connect Cedarvale Station with Eglinton West TTC Station

Leaside and Science Centre – the latest Eglinton Crosstown LRT construction photos

Metrolinx News brings you regular updates on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project as it moves closer to completion – using the latest images from construction crews. This week, the photos are from inside two underground stations along the route. That’s a lot of white tiles. Deep underground Eglinton Avenue in Toronto, construction teams are laying the floors that will be tread on by millions of … Continue reading Leaside and Science Centre – the latest Eglinton Crosstown LRT construction photos

Between the Lines podcast –Small’s Creek, Hurontario LRT name, and more

Metrolinx chief spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins takes people’s questions on her Between the Lines’ weekly #AMAwithAMA podcast segment. This week, Aikins talks about the GO Expansion work in Small’s Creek, Crosstown LRT questions, and the recent Hurontario LRT naming news. Listen to the full episode below. It’s a wide-ranging bag of transit topics this week on Ask me Anything with Anne Marie Aikins. Every Tuesday, … Continue reading Between the Lines podcast –Small’s Creek, Hurontario LRT name, and more

Between the Lines podcast – Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster talks Eglinton Crosstown

Metrolinx President and CEO weighs in on a range of topics in his first appearance on Between the Lines: A Metrolinx Podcast. Have a listen. When will the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line open to customers? It’s a question on the top of mind of transit riders as well as Metrolinx’s President & CEO. This week, Phil Verster sits down for the Between … Continue reading Between the Lines podcast – Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster talks Eglinton Crosstown

See Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster talk Eglinton Crosstown LRT progress in new video

Earlier this month, Metrolinx News profiled the 2021 successes of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT and looked ahead to 2022 – so think of this as the sequel. Watch the latest video on the Crosstown, featuring Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster. Much like The Terminator and Home Alone, the second part of this story will be even better than the first. Part one was published earlier this … Continue reading See Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster talk Eglinton Crosstown LRT progress in new video

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What’s just ahead for the Eglinton Crosstown in 2022

The light rail transit line in Toronto will start to see some big pieces coming together. We thought we’d take a moment to bundle them all together for readers. So here’s the future of the new route. That was certainly a year – with an even more impressive one to come. The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line had its fair share of important … Continue reading What’s just ahead for the Eglinton Crosstown in 2022