Sophisticated mock-up of a light rail transit vehicle becomes Ontario festival star

Take a ride on a vehicle with no engine – that’s transporting people into the future. It’s the great imposter. And a stand-in for a future mover and shaker. One of the most photographed celebrities of the summer season is a sophisticated mock-up of the light rail vehicles that will soon be rolling across Ontario … Continue reading Sophisticated mock-up of a light rail transit vehicle becomes Ontario festival star

Northwest Toronto festivals set for this hot weekend – with Finch West LRT team along for the ride

Your great escapes have been close at hand. Summers in Toronto are known for a few things. Sweat making your work clothes soaked for that first meeting of the day. An influx of tourists as they try to fit both their family members and the 553 metre tall CN Tower into their smartphone camera frame. … Continue reading Northwest Toronto festivals set for this hot weekend – with Finch West LRT team along for the ride

How Toronto’s Finch West LRT project is searching through the tall grass for threatened species

Large construction projects aren’t just about plowing through the dirt. The smallest of critters are considered. What’s stronger than a 16,000-pound backhoe? A 150-gram Eastern Meadowlark. After a brutally long winter, spring has returned to northwest Toronto – along with nesting birds, looking for safe spots to hatch their young. These small roosts, many quietly … Continue reading How Toronto’s Finch West LRT project is searching through the tall grass for threatened species

Transit stops are given name changes on the Hurontario and Finch West LRT Lines

Metrolinx Board approves new titles for transit links. At Metrolinx, we are in the midst of planning and building some of the biggest transit infrastructure in the world. An important part of our planning process includes making it easier for our customers to find their stations, stops and interchanges throughout our system, and through wayfinding … Continue reading Transit stops are given name changes on the Hurontario and Finch West LRT Lines

LRT Mythbusting: The Facts on Light Rail Transit

Many people think LRTs are the same as streetcars but that’s not quite the case.  It’s like being mistaken for your twice-removed cousin. Yes, you both pronounce ‘bagel’ oddly and are both allergic to black, wool socks, but that’s really where the similarities end.  As Metrolinx works on expansive and remarkable light rail transit (LRT) … Continue reading LRT Mythbusting: The Facts on Light Rail Transit