Concrete results – Toronto’s Crosstown LRT project sees Blue Whale sized work on Chaplin Station

In the latest construction images from the light rail transit route, we’re breaking down how big of a job it is to pour just one section of concrete for a single entrance. It’s hard to imagine 300 cubic metres of anything. That’s how much concrete was poured on a recent week this month, for the … Continue reading Concrete results – Toronto’s Crosstown LRT project sees Blue Whale sized work on Chaplin Station

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

Upcoming change to Barrie GO train service expected to speed up needed projects

Starting Wednesday, May 13, GO buses will replace midday trains on the Barrie line during weekdays, and all trains during the weekend. With ridership down by as much as 90 per cent as a result of COVID-19, Metrolinx is finding ways to use this situation to the advantage of its customers and communities, by speeding … Continue reading Upcoming change to Barrie GO train service expected to speed up needed projects

A bridge so close – Drone footage shows expansion of the bridge over Centennial Parkway

Some things are more impressive from a bird’s eye view. Take a flight over work done on an important Hamilton rail bridge. Come fly with us. Recently, we brought you the story of the future of Confederation GO Station, including the project tender being announced. As part of that feature, we pointed out Metrolinx worked … Continue reading A bridge so close – Drone footage shows expansion of the bridge over Centennial Parkway

Metrolinx takes major step to advance Hamilton’s new Confederation station with release of construction tender

We have a rundown of the work that has already gone into this large site – including images of the expansion of the rail bridge over Centennial Parkway – as well as what’s to come. The future of Confederation GO Station is beginning to take shape, including now reaching a significant project development phase. The … Continue reading Metrolinx takes major step to advance Hamilton’s new Confederation station with release of construction tender

Lights on for Royal York-Judson intersection – New Mimico GO station safety illumination ready for action

Significant transit change doesn’t have to be huge. Sometimes, a new traffic light is the bright way forward. The world’s first traffic light was apparently a gas-lit model. It wasn’t so safe and reportedly malfunctioned and injured an operator about a month after being installed. But the devices did catch on, and in Toronto alone, … Continue reading Lights on for Royal York-Judson intersection – New Mimico GO station safety illumination ready for action

The Hurontario light rail project starts construction – Here’s what residents can expect as crews drill down for the important transit route (Video)

Building a modern rapid transit system takes an eye on the future – in this case, far beyond the COVID-19 pause. But it also takes heavy lifting, and deep digs, that can be traced back to the earliest construction techniques on the planet. Here’s a bit of a primer on how things are kicking off … Continue reading The Hurontario light rail project starts construction – Here’s what residents can expect as crews drill down for the important transit route (Video)

Union Station sees historical prep work to prepare for the future of Toronto transit

As Canada’s most recognized commuter transit hub, Union Station sees a lot of train, bus and traveller traffic. But the constant movement, and time, have taken a heavy toll on structures that stand, season after season. Here’s how it’s being renovated. This historic pause is allowing many of us to look back, as well as … Continue reading Union Station sees historical prep work to prepare for the future of Toronto transit

Walk the future of Toronto rapid transit – Video of the Crosstown light rail transit system’s west end stations

We have an inside look at an important section of the Toronto light rail transit project that might help future passengers get a sense of what’s been accomplished, as well as where it’s headed. Sure, pictures are worth a thousand words. But we have a recently released video of the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit … Continue reading Walk the future of Toronto rapid transit – Video of the Crosstown light rail transit system’s west end stations

Bridging the gap to increased rail service at Union Station – How to preserve Toronto transit history while preparing for the future

Restoration of three downtown bridges is critical to the operations of the nation’s historical transit hub. With the current lull in city traffic due to COVID-19, let’s take a look at the needed work taking place. Talk about spanning the generations. The bridges over York, Bay, and Yonge Street were built over 90 years ago … Continue reading Bridging the gap to increased rail service at Union Station – How to preserve Toronto transit history while preparing for the future