Tile by lamp-light – New Eglinton Crosstown images show moody shots of construction, as well as escalators going through the tunnels before being installed

The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit line continues to make significant progress. In the latest batch of photos, we noticed two that play a bit with light and mood. And another that shows how builders are using the tunnels to help install things like escalators. Call us grounded transit romantics. But going over the latest … Continue reading Tile by lamp-light – New Eglinton Crosstown images show moody shots of construction, as well as escalators going through the tunnels before being installed

Going where no vehicle has gone before – Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicle testing reaches eastern milestone

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project has seen plenty of progress as stations and stops are worked on across the Toronto route. But seeing a shiny new transit vehicle move through a tunnel and stop at a station really brings the project to life.  Check out the latest photos of the journey below. This … Continue reading Going where no vehicle has gone before – Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicle testing reaches eastern milestone

More power to Eglinton Crosstown – Mount Dennis gets permanent electricity to the LRT station

The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit line continues to make significant progress. In the latest batch of progress photos, we have images of power, including one that shows a bit of the scale of some of the big work. We normally take power for granted. Other than losing it in a storm, it’s usually there … Continue reading More power to Eglinton Crosstown – Mount Dennis gets permanent electricity to the LRT station

The art and science of building subway tunnels – One size doesn’t fit all

In the dark, all subways tunnels can look alike, but each one is unique. Some are bored and others are mined. The length of a line and the geography of the neighbourhoods it goes through influences how a tunnel is created. A whole series of decisions about each tunnel must be made before construction can … Continue reading The art and science of building subway tunnels – One size doesn’t fit all

Big yellow truck – how an unusual vehicle makes working at heights a breeze on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT

In the latest photos from the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit project, we look at essential surface level work on the east end and then dig deep into things below the surface at Avenue and Eglinton stations.   A unique piece of machinery has made ladders and scaffolding a thing of the past on some … Continue reading Big yellow truck – how an unusual vehicle makes working at heights a breeze on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Fly above it all – Latest Crosstown LRT fly-over video released

In a recent drone flight over the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit project, we look down at the surface work done from the Brentcliffe Portal to Kennedy Station. We also notice how Toronto traffic is building again. There’s no better view than above it all. So here’s the latest drone footage taken of surface sections … Continue reading Fly above it all – Latest Crosstown LRT fly-over video released

Now onto rails – Crosstown’s surface section guideways fully constructed

In the latest photos from the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit project, we look at guideways, Fairbank Station and TTC station underpinning at Cedarvale Station. Here comes the rails. And shelters. And all the other system features needed for the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) route. Among the latest images out of the Crosstown … Continue reading Now onto rails – Crosstown’s surface section guideways fully constructed

Another new Crosstown video released – See before and after views of Avenue Station, following mining work

We’re continuing our video progress updates. This time, we’re looking at the changes for an important “turnback” station, that will allow light rail vehicles to shift direction. Avenue Station will be all about changes. For the ‘turnback’ station along the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line, that will mean light rail vehicles will be … Continue reading Another new Crosstown video released – See before and after views of Avenue Station, following mining work

Toronto proud – Remarkable images capture Crosstown transit workers marking historic moments for light rail transit route

Iconic new pictures show continued life and progress below – and above – the light rail transit system. Perhaps it’s the times. Including the isolation most of us have been living and working in. But while we regularly bring you the latest pictures from construction of the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line, these … Continue reading Toronto proud – Remarkable images capture Crosstown transit workers marking historic moments for light rail transit route

See video of the first time a light rail vehicle passes through a Crosstown tunnel

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project has seen plenty of progress as stations and stops are worked on across the Toronto route. But witnessing a transit vehicle move through a tunnel for the first time is something any transit buff – or future passenger – will appreciate. You’ll find video, images and the full … Continue reading See video of the first time a light rail vehicle passes through a Crosstown tunnel