What’s to come on Toronto’s Finch West LRT – Introducing the first light rail vehicle in 2021

We have an update on expected progress along the Finch Avenue West light rail transit route this year. Much of it involves a lot of turned earth - along with the anticipated arrival of the first cool vehicle to start testing the system. This story isn’t really about the past. It’s about what’s soon coming … Continue reading What’s to come on Toronto’s Finch West LRT – Introducing the first light rail vehicle in 2021

Was 2020 a year never to be forgotten? Let’s test your Metrolinx memory

There are things about this past year that many of us would like to just put in the past. But how much of what’s taken place – especially around transit stories you may have read here on Metrolinx News – do you remember? Let’s put your recall to the test in this quick quiz. For … Continue reading Was 2020 a year never to be forgotten? Let’s test your Metrolinx memory

Toronto from up high – Finch West LRT advances shown in new drone images

As we continue to show progress on the Finch West light rail transit route, local communities – and future customers – can see recent work, thanks to some lofty new pictures. Northwest Toronto never seemed so high up. We have a new crop of recent construction photos from the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) … Continue reading Toronto from up high – Finch West LRT advances shown in new drone images

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)