Finch West LRT track installation and vehicle testing updates

New infographic shows how much track has been put down and LRVs continue important testing phase. Nearly half of all track is now installed along the Finch West light rail transit (LRT) route. That’s up from about 35 per cent, when Metrolinx News last updated readers on track installation back in May. Crews continue to make progress on the east end of the new line … Continue reading Finch West LRT track installation and vehicle testing updates

Shattering safety standards on the Finch West LRT – with glass

Transit designers have a key challenge: building public spaces that are bright, safe and inviting. In the early days of passenger rail, station designs user experience beyond their ability to get on and off a train.   By modern standards, early rail stations were often poorly lit and while older stations often undergo rehabilitation, newer stations are built from the ground up with a modern design … Continue reading Shattering safety standards on the Finch West LRT – with glass

Finch West LRT – drone flyover video and spring progress recap

Crews made significant progress on the Finch West light rail transit (LRT) line throughout spring 2022, including vehicle testing work, installation of tracks and other key railway infrastructure and the final electrical substation delivery. Metrolinx News is here to recap these exciting developments that show just how far this landmark transit project has come. Spring was a busy season for the Finch West LRT. Located … Continue reading Finch West LRT – drone flyover video and spring progress recap

Finch West LRT update – Multi-use tunnel construction now underway at Highway 400

While crews continue to build a new transit line along Finch West Avenue in Toronto, the team is also making improvements for pedestrians and cyclists. A new tunnel near the Highway 400 on-ramp will make it safer and easier for people to get around. Building community connections is a key objective of the Finch West light rail transit (LRT) project. The new light rail line … Continue reading Finch West LRT update – Multi-use tunnel construction now underway at Highway 400

Traction power – Taming 27,000 volts for the Finch West LRT

Eight out of nine traction power substations are now installed for the Finch West LRT. These facilities house electrical equipment for the line – but how do you safely work inside of one? Metrolinx News finds out. At various locations along the side of Finch Avenue West, you can find a traction power substation (TPSS) – a small, prefabricated building that serves a vital role … Continue reading Traction power – Taming 27,000 volts for the Finch West LRT

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