Spanning time – New time-lapse video shows how a massive bridge in downtown Toronto went up in one night

A massive new bridge was recently put up over Bay Street in downtown Toronto. When it opens, it will connect the new Union Station Bus Terminal with Scotiabank Arena. In the meantime, we take you behind the scenes to show you the Herculean effort it takes to get a 36-metre-long bridge installed in Canada’s biggest … Continue reading Spanning time – New time-lapse video shows how a massive bridge in downtown Toronto went up in one night

As GO Transit branches out – Finding balance between nature’s vegetation and space for transit (with images of how much damage a tree limb can do to a train)

There’s an art to giving vegetation its space to flourish, while making sure routes are safe and reliable for GO Transit vehicles to travel on. This is especially true as lines and services continue to expand to meet a growing need. We take you inside the decision process that goes into compensation for greenery that … Continue reading As GO Transit branches out – Finding balance between nature’s vegetation and space for transit (with images of how much damage a tree limb can do to a train)

Metrolinx statement on delay of Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project

Here is an update on the status of Toronto's Crosstown LRT project. Metrolinx president and CEO, Phil Verster has just released (Feb. 18, 2020) the following statement on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project: “The Eglinton Crosstown LRT is a transformative project for our region and we look forward to it being operational … Continue reading Metrolinx statement on delay of Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project

Just below Toronto – Crosstown top-down engineering taking place just under an active roadway at Fairbank station (New image)

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, a picture that captures an interesting way crews are toiling just below an active roadway. Just below the intersection of Toronto’s Dufferin Street and … Continue reading Just below Toronto – Crosstown top-down engineering taking place just under an active roadway at Fairbank station (New image)

Crosstown at a glance – How track installation on Toronto light rail transit project is progressing (Infographic)

The pace of building the Crosstown transit route continues to lead to markers of significant progress. While many sites are too deep to see as you may walk or drive by, completion of the rail tracks is a good indication of how things are moving ahead. We’ve created a reference infographic as your quick snapshot. … Continue reading Crosstown at a glance – How track installation on Toronto light rail transit project is progressing (Infographic)

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

Depth of character – New Crosstown light rail transit photos show massive excavation sites fleshing out

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 looking up and down to see how deep the work at Kennedy and Oakwood stations is going. At many of the stations along … Continue reading Depth of character – New Crosstown light rail transit photos show massive excavation sites fleshing out

We, the freaking cold – Canadian winter is taken head on as UP and GO trains find new tools and tactics to run during the cruelest months

Frigid conditions are just part of life in our great country, yet it can still be challenging to keep moving - including when you’re one of the country’s largest public transit agencies. This season, the gloves are off – then put quickly back on - as Metrolinx introduces some important cold-busting modifications to its train … Continue reading We, the freaking cold – Canadian winter is taken head on as UP and GO trains find new tools and tactics to run during the cruelest months

Rock of ages – How drilling work on four Toronto subway projects are tapping into a subterranean GTA history, centuries in the making

While seemingly just a part of needed exploratory and preparatory work on subway routes, the bore holes speak to ancient movements of the Earth, as well as sleuthing faced by experts. To build a modern subway route, sometimes you have to dig back to the Ice Age. Field work for four major subway projects – … Continue reading Rock of ages – How drilling work on four Toronto subway projects are tapping into a subterranean GTA history, centuries in the making

Next generation of female engineers and potential transit designers get inside state-of-art facility – and up close with Metrolinx mentors

Group of engineering students toured the Whitby Maintenance Facility, and were given an intimate glimpse into what it takes to help shape the future of one of North America’s largest transit agencies. As a young girl, Rachel Lynds spent countless hours taking apart and fixing small electronics. No piece was too tiny. No system too … Continue reading Next generation of female engineers and potential transit designers get inside state-of-art facility – and up close with Metrolinx mentors