Final pieces of trackwork being installed at Eglinton Station for Crosstown LRT project

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project has seen some key advances recently – and we have the shots. Take a look at what’s new on the tracks at Eglinton Station, as well as important work near Toronto’s Brentcliffe Road. We’re starting this Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) update by tracking the, well, tracks. … Continue reading Final pieces of trackwork being installed at Eglinton Station for Crosstown LRT project

Massive excavation efforts underway for Hurontario light rail transit route

Experts working on the Hurontario Light Rail Transit line connecting Mississauga and Brampton need to move a whole lot of dirt and rock. It’s part of the job when constructing a modern transit line. And a host of new images show what all that digging is adding up to. Hint – in one case it’s … Continue reading Massive excavation efforts underway for Hurontario light rail transit route

Original limestone saved as historic Guelph rail bridge gets major refit

The Speed River Bridge has withstood the test of time. Over the course of nine weekends, crews will be working around the clock to give new life to this historic traverse whose foundation was built the same year as pasteurization was introduced to the world. Guelph’s Speed River Bridge – a crossing that’s older than … Continue reading Original limestone saved as historic Guelph rail bridge gets major refit

See new video of progress on Davenport Diamond Guideway project

Check out what’s been happening on the Davenport Diamond Guideway project in the latest video that takes you high above the tracks. Metrolinx has made a video that takes viewers on a journey of the Davenport Diamond Guideway project and illustrates progress made over the past 18 months. It includes renderings that illustrate how two-way, … Continue reading See new video of progress on Davenport Diamond Guideway project

University lecture hall becomes testing lab for noise levels on Yonge North Subway Extension

A recent sound test at the York University’s Schulich School of Business demonstrated how modern subway design keeps things peaceful and quiet in communities while subways travel in tunnels below. The lecture halls of York University’s Schulich School of Business, are best known as places where future generations of business leaders learn the latest practices … Continue reading University lecture hall becomes testing lab for noise levels on Yonge North Subway Extension

Night work starting on the Lakeshore East Rail Corridor between Jones Avenue and Coxwell Avenue

Next week, crews will be resuming work along the Lakeshore East Rail Corridor between Jones Avenue and Coxwell Avenue. The work will support future service expansion on the Lakeshore East line and Metrolinx has measures in place to keep the noise down at night. Here is what’s being done. Construction has been quiet between Jones … Continue reading Night work starting on the Lakeshore East Rail Corridor between Jones Avenue and Coxwell Avenue

Night work resumes on Lakeshore East Rail Corridor between Woodbine Avenue to Warden Avenue

After a brief pause, construction is ramping back up between Woodbine Avenue and Warden Avenue. Starting this week, crews will resume building two retaining walls on the south side of the rail corridor, between Norwood Road and Victoria Park Avenue. It’s part of the Lakeshore East Rail Corridor Expansion project that will support future service … Continue reading Night work resumes on Lakeshore East Rail Corridor between Woodbine Avenue to Warden Avenue

Pickering Pedestrian Bridge declared longest enclosed people crossing in world by Guinness

It’s no small feat to jump over 14 lanes of traffic and another six rail tracks. And that boast has earned the Pickering Pedestrian Bridge – the remarkable piece of engineering over Highway 401- an equally iconic award and place in the record books. What do Mount Everest, Pelé, the Burj Khalifa Tower, and Ontario’s … Continue reading Pickering Pedestrian Bridge declared longest enclosed people crossing in world by Guinness

Metrolinx shares Ontario Line station design principles

Subway stations are important additions to their neighbourhoods. They must be attractive and fit their surroundings. They should help riders to move quickly, safely and easily throughout their journeys. Long before a station is built, design principles are established to ensure a consistent and enjoyable experience for the customer. Today Metrolinx is sharing the design … Continue reading Metrolinx shares Ontario Line station design principles