Storm sewers to a huge bridge for Finch West LRT project – New photos show progress from every angle

A new crop of Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) line images show construction is making strides in a number of interesting ways. At the Humber College Stop, crews having been working on the installation of the wet utilities. Here, you can see storm sewer construction taking place at the foot of the multi-use path … Continue reading Storm sewers to a huge bridge for Finch West LRT project – New photos show progress from every angle

Making room for Finch West light rail transit – Road widening efforts continue on Toronto’s Highway 27

The Finch West light rail transit (LRT) project is moving forward and you can follow along as the progress continues. This week, construction crews are widening Highway 27 in northwestern Toronto to make room for the future rapid transit line that will run 11-kilometres from Humber College to Finch West Station. Sometimes it just takes … Continue reading Making room for Finch West light rail transit – Road widening efforts continue on Toronto’s Highway 27

Check out this new track – Toronto’s Finch West LRT installs first rails at critical transit facility

It’s always a big deal when the first stretches of rail are put down along any section of a new transit line. So there’s reason to boast, when crews working on the Finch West Light Rail Transit system recently installed the first tracks at the Maintenance and Storage Facility. Here’s how it looked. Think of … Continue reading Check out this new track – Toronto’s Finch West LRT installs first rails at critical transit facility

Hovering over the Finch West LRT route – Aerial flight gives lofty perspective of massive Toronto transit project

Locals can see the machines and crews. Even watch as structures rise and work moves forward. But to truly see how far the Finch West light rail transit (LRT) project is coming along, you really should get above it all. So we have drone footage that shows how far things have come – and where … Continue reading Hovering over the Finch West LRT route – Aerial flight gives lofty perspective of massive Toronto transit project

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