Going above and beyond safety at the Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility to keep transit moving

Trains aren't the only thing that need maintenance, our rail yards themselves need a lot of upkeep too. At the Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility, this upkeep happened two stories high above the locomotives and coaches that roll in daily for tune-ups, fueling and cleaning. On any given day, crews at GO Transit’s Willowbrook Rail Maintenance … Continue reading Going above and beyond safety at the Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility to keep transit moving

New connections and heavy lifting at Port Credit GO Station

A new temporary bridge will be available soon for customers heading to Port Credit GO. Find out all about the work going on at one of south Mississauga’s most important transit stations. Construction crews recently installed a 21-metre-long temporary pedestrian bridge at Mary Fix Creek, just north of Port Credit GO Station. This bridge will … Continue reading New connections and heavy lifting at Port Credit GO Station

Steeles Avenue East road closure ahead as crews prepare south side of new underpass to welcome traffic

Short-term traffic detours for vehicle and pedestrians are coming to Steeles Avenue East. But when the project is complete, it will eliminate the need to wait for trains to pass - improving traffic flow, safety and access to GO train service via new pedestrian bridges. Steeles Avenue East is getting an upgrade by moving below … Continue reading Steeles Avenue East road closure ahead as crews prepare south side of new underpass to welcome traffic

Crosstown LRT projects sees significant concrete milestones as well as main entrance features at Science Centre Station

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project continues to see progress on a number of fronts – and lately, it’s been about a solid showing in finishing up concrete work. Crews on Eglinton Crosstown’s light rail transit (LRT) project are pouring it on. The teams from Crosslinx Transit Solutions - Metrolinx’s builders on the … Continue reading Crosstown LRT projects sees significant concrete milestones as well as main entrance features at Science Centre Station

The route ahead: What’s next for the Yonge North Subway Extension

Updated environmental studies will shift progress into high gear for this important and much-needed transit project. Here’s how insights from the community guide that process. There’s momentum behind the Yonge North Subway Extension, so we wanted to see what’s just over the horizon for the priority transit project. Especially when it comes to the environmental … Continue reading The route ahead: What’s next for the Yonge North Subway Extension

A new use for an old track: How an existing rail line provides the most environmentally-friendly location for a transit layover

Increased GO Train service will reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality by getting more cars off the road. To realize those environmental benefits, Metrolinx must build additional facilities to support additional trains. Layovers – where surplus train sets can be stored between rush hours – are an example. To minimize environmental impacts of a … Continue reading A new use for an old track: How an existing rail line provides the most environmentally-friendly location for a transit layover

Surfing the pipe – Hurontario LRT project uses ‘SmartBall’ to map hidden watermains

We’re geeks for gadgets. So when we heard the Hurontario Light Rail Transit projects had found a bit of an aquatic smart drone to quietly map out watermains far below the streets of Mississauga and Brampton, we were intrigued. So we dived in. Someone’s on the ball. As crews continue to hunt for existing, and … Continue reading Surfing the pipe – Hurontario LRT project uses ‘SmartBall’ to map hidden watermains

Directional drilling along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension: A first step for new stations at Kipling and Martin Grove

Even before the first phase of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT is finished, workers are on the ground for its extension through Etobicoke and into Mississauga. Crews are busy moving telecommunications cables out of the way of two future stations using a horizontal direction drilling technique that minimizes traffic disruptions. Crews can already be seen along Eglinton Ave West performing early works of site surveys, geotechnical site investigations and utilities relocations for the Eglinton … Continue reading Directional drilling along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension: A first step for new stations at Kipling and Martin Grove

See video as Crosstown light rail vehicle runs using automatic operating system for first time

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project continues to check off important milestones, including testing of the system that can guide the vehicles from a distance. Think of autonomous cars, but with a whole lot more passenger space. Usually, we show you images and video of all hands-on-deck when it comes to construction of … Continue reading See video as Crosstown light rail vehicle runs using automatic operating system for first time

Contract awarded — Toronto’s Davenport Diamond Greenway project ready to start design

Before construction can begin on the Davenport Diamond Greenway, experts must develop a detailed design. The greenway will consist of a number of public elements that will enhance the community including a multi-use path, extensive landscaping, and gathering places. Metrolinx has awarded a design contract, and we’ll uncover what to expect in the months ahead. … Continue reading Contract awarded — Toronto’s Davenport Diamond Greenway project ready to start design