Statement regarding the Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Today, Metrolinx President & CEO Phil Verster issued the following statement: We had expected the Eglinton Crosstown LRT to be fully built, thoroughly tested, and in service this fall in accordance with our project agreement with Crosslinx Transit Solutions, the construction consortium responsible for building the project. Unfortunately, while progress has been made, Crosslinx Transit Solutions have fallen behind schedule, are unable to finalize construction … Continue reading Statement regarding the Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Metrolinx continues to prioritize safety during construction

Notice those new signs at Yonge and Eglinton? Learn more about how to navigate the area safely. While construction continues for the new Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) Line, it is important for pedestrians, motorists and cyclists to exercise caution around construction sites. With closures to crosswalks in the Yonge and Eglinton area, Metrolinx and its constructor, Crosslinx Transit Solutions (CTS), have installed new … Continue reading Metrolinx continues to prioritize safety during construction

Heritage façade restoration complete at Mount Pleasant Station

The front entrance for this Eglinton Crosstown station restores the original Imperial Bank design. The classic Imperial Bank building exterior is now back at Mount Pleasant Station in all its glory. The face of this building, called a “heritage façade,” is an important part of the architecture for this structure. It also plays a big role in conserving Toronto’s history. So, Metrolinx ensured that this … Continue reading Heritage façade restoration complete at Mount Pleasant Station

More progress on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line

Keelesdale Station is the first Crosstown station to take important steps toward completion. Construction on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project continues to progress. This includes a new achievement for Keelesdale Station, located at the west end of the line. In 2016, Keelesdale Station was the site for the official groundbreaking ceremony, kicking off a new phase of construction on the Eglinton Crosstown. … Continue reading More progress on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line

Road-level paving is underway at the east end of the Eglinton Crosstown – plus more progress at three underground stations

Construction on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT is making progress, including paving on the surface-level section of the line. Take a look at some photos of Mount Pleasant, Forest Hill and Leaside stations. The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project has recently made several advances – both on the underground and above ground sections of the line. Out of the total 19 km that the … Continue reading Road-level paving is underway at the east end of the Eglinton Crosstown – plus more progress at three underground stations

Wondering why there’s dozens of traffic signals near Victoria Park and Eglinton? Metrolinx News explains

If you’ve travelled past the corner of Victoria Park and Eglinton in Toronto recently, you might have noticed a rather strange sight. Pedestrian crossing signals are mounted on wooden posts in a storage area, across from the future O’Connor Station on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line. As the location suggests, they were used during LRT construction. Metrolinx News has the full story, along with some … Continue reading Wondering why there’s dozens of traffic signals near Victoria Park and Eglinton? Metrolinx News explains

See the new art installations going up at Eglinton Crosstown LRT stations

Art is an important part of modern public transit projects. This art gives stations a unique look and feel, while bringing the usual concrete and steel to life. Here’s your first look at some of the art going up on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project. As the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line continues to make progress, there are a few colourful additions that … Continue reading See the new art installations going up at Eglinton Crosstown LRT stations

Close up of a Eglinton Crosstown LRV parked at Keelesdale Station

Metrolinx enhances platform safety on Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Passenger safety is always a top priority when designing and constructing new transit lines. Several safety innovations have been built into the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line to provide extra safety for future passengers. Continue reading to learn more about the Crosstown’s unique safety features. Crews on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT are working hard to install and test complex safety equipment that will … Continue reading Metrolinx enhances platform safety on Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Podcast – Experiences (and empanadas) along the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route

Take a stroll from Kennedy to Mount Dennis this week on Between the Lines: A Metrolinx Podcast. Contributor Jason Paris walks us through his four-part journey along the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route and what he saw (and ate) along the way. Did you read the story last week about Jason Paris’ trek along Eglinton Avenue in Toronto as progress continues on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT … Continue reading Podcast – Experiences (and empanadas) along the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route

Eglinton Crosstown LRT project advances as top-speed testing continues

Testing for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT is in full swing. Read below for a behind-the-scenes look at recent test runs, and updates about the LRV’s next steps. If you live near Eglinton, you may have seen some new vehicles hitting the road recently. The Eglinton Crosstown LRT testing has made major progress as full-speed testing continues along parts of the route. After a successful test … Continue reading Eglinton Crosstown LRT project advances as top-speed testing continues