Inside the workshop – A rare glimpse at how Finch West LRT vehicles are put together

Before they glide smoothly through Toronto neighbourhoods, transit vehicles have to get built somewhere. How they come together and where might surprise you. Metrolinx takes you inside the local Alstom factory for a sneak peek at how light rail vehicles are assembled. The Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project continues to make great strides, … Continue reading Inside the workshop – A rare glimpse at how Finch West LRT vehicles are put together

Demolition derby – Watch old Highway 400 bridge get dismantled in new video

Construction on the Finch West LRT continues to move forward. Part of that project included a recent bridge replacement over the Highway 400 near Finch Avenue. Once the new bridge was installed, the old bridge pieces were left behind. Watch the new video where the massive spans are reduced to dust. Out with the old, … Continue reading Demolition derby – Watch old Highway 400 bridge get dismantled in new video

Piling it on – See how an old building technique is being given modern support for the Finch West light rail transit line (video)

Let’s dig into how piling work is an important part of the progress on the Finch West transit line, including an interesting video on how it works. Talk about putting muscle into your work. The Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) line is putting a modern take on a very reliable and old construction technique, … Continue reading Piling it on – See how an old building technique is being given modern support for the Finch West light rail transit line (video)

Finch LRT project tackles tree removal and preservation along transit route

Building a new light rail transit system means more than charting a course around existing buildings and past electrical wires now powering neighbourhoods. For the Finch West LRT, it also means pruning away trees, while having a plan to keep communities green for generations. Which is where the arborist comes onto the scene. The Finch … Continue reading Finch LRT project tackles tree removal and preservation along transit route

Toronto’s Finch West LRT route given a lofty look thanks to new top-down images of two important sites

New photos of work on the Toronto West light rail route offer up a rare view of the Maintenance and Storage Facility and Finch West Station. You’re not afraid of heights, right? Think of these new images from the Finch West light rail transit (LRT) project as altitude with attitude. The pictures, shot from high … Continue reading Toronto’s Finch West LRT route given a lofty look thanks to new top-down images of two important sites

New timelapse video captures entire Highway 400 bridge lift for Finch West LRT project

While many spend their weekends enjoying the summer heat, construction crews are out there building transit projects. Recently the entire bridge that crosses Highway 400 at Finch Avenue West was replaced. Don’t worry if you missed the speedy work, you can watch the whole thing right here. The bigger they are, the slower they move, … Continue reading New timelapse video captures entire Highway 400 bridge lift for Finch West LRT project

A very rapid project – Hwy. 400 Bridge work sees huge effort over two weekends for Finch West LRT project

A project involving the Highway 400 crossing over Toronto’s Finch Avenue, saw weekend detours – and the patience of drivers and the local community. It also saw remarkable progress of replacing an entire major span for Toronto. That was fast. After two past weekends of work (June 12-15 and June 19-22) crews have replaced a … Continue reading A very rapid project – Hwy. 400 Bridge work sees huge effort over two weekends for Finch West LRT project

Twitter told the story – How the first weekend of Finch West LRT bridge replacement work unfolded on social media

This major project involving the Highway 400 crossing at Toronto’s Finch Avenue, is now 50 per cent complete. This past weekend (June 12-14) saw construction crews replace the southbound lanes and next weekend they will do the northbound lanes.  Thanks to an engineering process that dramatically speeds up the replacement, the disruptions will be kept … Continue reading Twitter told the story – How the first weekend of Finch West LRT bridge replacement work unfolded on social media

Hwy. 400 Bridge work ramps up on Finch West LRT project – Detours ahead

Major bridge work is always a very big deal. It also means patience from those travelling nearby. A project involving the Highway 400 crossing at Toronto’s Finch Avenue, will cause some detours. But the disruption won’t be too large, thanks to an engineering process that will dramatically speed up the replacement. Here, we span the … Continue reading Hwy. 400 Bridge work ramps up on Finch West LRT project – Detours ahead

Home for a rest – Massive maintenance facility for Toronto’s Finch West LRT rising up this summer

From utility relocation, to drilling and excavations, progress is being made on the latest transit project coming to Toronto West. In this series of photo features, residents and future transit customers get a glimpse of the work happening in their community. Here, we take you closer to the work being done at the future Finch … Continue reading Home for a rest – Massive maintenance facility for Toronto’s Finch West LRT rising up this summer