Finch West LRT light rail vehicle testing now underway

After successful preliminary tests, will now be moving down the middle of Finch Avenue West on a daily basis, marking a major step forward for the project. Let’s dive deeper into the testing phase. Testing is ramping up as trains start to cruise along Finch Avenue West.   This marks the beginning of dynamic testing, a phase in which each light rail vehicles (LRVs) will be … Continue reading Finch West LRT light rail vehicle testing now underway

Track installation marks major advancement for Finch West LRT project

Laying tracks is a major step in building the Finch West LRT, a system that will connect with the TTC, York Region and Peel Region transit service. Read on to learn more about how it’s coming along. How much track needs to be laid for a new light rail transit (LRT) line? The answer is not as straightforward as it might seem. The Finch West … Continue reading Track installation marks major advancement for Finch West LRT project

Finch West LRT update: Digging now done at Humber College Station

Check out the new photos and video from the front lines of the Finch West LRT construction. Crews recently finished digging out Humber College Station and the amount of dirt they moved will blow you away. After 18 months of challenging work, excavation is complete at the Finch West light rail transit (LRT) project’s Humber College Station. More than 200,000 m3 of soil was removed … Continue reading Finch West LRT update: Digging now done at Humber College Station

Building more than transit – Finch West LRT team helps out local school

Bringing more transit to a community is great, but there’s more to transit building than just the tracks, trains, and stations. Mosaic Transit Group is on the ground in the Finch West community everyday and helping contribute more than just a new light rail line. When Metrolinx News showcases the Finch West light rail transit (LRT), we often highlight construction activities like station excavations, massive … Continue reading Building more than transit – Finch West LRT team helps out local school

Finch West LRT marks major milestone as big dig wraps up at Finch West Station

Excavation work is done on one of the major stations along the Finch West LRT projects – one that will serve as an interchange with the TTC subway system. Scroll down to learn more about how much work goes into digging out a transit station. Plus watch the new construction progress video. Sixteen months of digging and hauling. That is how long it took a … Continue reading Finch West LRT marks major milestone as big dig wraps up at Finch West Station

New flyover video shows how far Finch West LRT project has come this year

The Finch West LRT project continues to move forward. Underground stations are being dug out, surface stops are coming along, and vehicles are being tested. Read about the construction progress as this new transit route comes into focus. Talking about construction progress is one thing, seeing it with your own eyes is a whole other thing. Despite plenty of wind, sleet, and snow, the Finch … Continue reading New flyover video shows how far Finch West LRT project has come this year

Brute strength – Find out how more than one million Toronto vehicles have been raised for Finch West LRT Project

Transit builds bridges, but transit projects also need bridges. The Finch West LRT project will cross the Humber River Bridge, but it needs to be widened and upgraded to make that happen. Keep reading to find out how high the bridge is being lifted, all while the important crossing stays open. A few millimeters might not sound like a lot, but lifting an entire bridge … Continue reading Brute strength – Find out how more than one million Toronto vehicles have been raised for Finch West LRT Project

From underground to street level – New photos show progress along Finch West LRT route

Look deep inside a Finch West LRT station and more. Metrolinx News has the very latest photos from the 11-kilometre light rail project. Excavation is almost done for the brand-new Finch West light rail transit (LRT) station at Keele Street and Finch Avenue West in Toronto’s northwest end. If it looks deep, that’s because it is. The station is 11 metres below street level – … Continue reading From underground to street level – New photos show progress along Finch West LRT route

Watch the first ever Finch West LRT vehicle test run in new video

The Finch West LRT is moving in the right direction, literally. Crews conducted the first ever vehicle test run at the northwest Toronto maintenance facility. Watch the test run in the new video below. They’re on the move. Late last month, the first ever Finch West light rail transit (LRT) vehicle test run happened at the Finch West maintenance and storage facility in northwest Toronto. … Continue reading Watch the first ever Finch West LRT vehicle test run in new video