Improvements on track: how Metrolinx is preparing for better service

Short term pain means long term gains as critical work is underway to maintain infrastructure that will get more people moving in the future. Travelling along the Lakeshore West and Barrie lines during upcoming weekends might be a little slower than usual. Track replacement at Exhibition GO is scheduled for the weekends of May 4-5 … Continue reading Improvements on track: how Metrolinx is preparing for better service

Cedarvale Station work rooted in Herculean effort, including far below the surface

Giant, friendly mechanical beasts have provided much of the digging power to make this centerpiece stop a future reality. See the engineering science, and world-class ingenuity, in the latest station profiled in our continuing Crosstown LRT tour. When complete, the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project will be a clean and modern example of effortless city transit. … Continue reading Cedarvale Station work rooted in Herculean effort, including far below the surface

New GO train express options for Lakeshore East line

Weekday options add flexibility for customers. A new express GO Train service on the Lakeshore East line offers more choice for transit users and commuters travelling from Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax and Pickering. The new express train service, which began April 17, is in addition to improvements previously introduced, including: 15-minute midday service between Oshawa GO … Continue reading New GO train express options for Lakeshore East line

Reaching way down – Oakwood Station build calls on remote control solution

Progress on the Eglinton Crosstown continues as we head further west. Next up, the westernmost of the three mined stations along the line, Oakwood Station. If you mine a cave, deep below the city, how do you make the connection between top and bottom? With a remote control crane that’s the ultimate version of an … Continue reading Reaching way down – Oakwood Station build calls on remote control solution

Old becomes new – Fairbank Station progress brings a fresh flair to legacy infrastructure

Construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project isn’t all just stations and stops. For Fairbank Station it also means replacing a century old watermain, and a new parkette.   Located at the intersection of Eglinton Avenue West and Dufferin Street, Fairbank Station is the fourth stop heading east on the Eglinton Crosstown. The station will … Continue reading Old becomes new – Fairbank Station progress brings a fresh flair to legacy infrastructure