New connections and heavy lifting at Port Credit GO Station

A new temporary bridge will be available soon for customers heading to Port Credit GO. Find out all about the work going on at one of south Mississauga’s most important transit stations. Construction crews recently installed a 21-metre-long temporary pedestrian bridge at Mary Fix Creek, just north of Port Credit GO Station. This bridge will … Continue reading New connections and heavy lifting at Port Credit GO Station

Surfing the pipe – Hurontario LRT project uses ‘SmartBall’ to map hidden watermains

We’re geeks for gadgets. So when we heard the Hurontario Light Rail Transit projects had found a bit of an aquatic smart drone to quietly map out watermains far below the streets of Mississauga and Brampton, we were intrigued. So we dived in. Someone’s on the ball. As crews continue to hunt for existing, and … Continue reading Surfing the pipe – Hurontario LRT project uses ‘SmartBall’ to map hidden watermains

How Metrolinx is protecting a 100-year-old creek while building the Hurontario LRT

As work continues on the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, Metrolinx is also modernizing other local fixtures like the Mary Fix Creek in Mississauga. Part of the construction will see the area in south Mississauga transform with upgraded landscape to preserve the creek and nearby communities. Creeks are used as a natural flood management … Continue reading How Metrolinx is protecting a 100-year-old creek while building the Hurontario LRT

What’s below? Borehole testing moves along Hurontario LRT route

Experts working on the Hurontario Light Rail Transit line linking Mississauga and Brampton need to know what’s below the surface along the important path. In the latest images of progress along the line, see how boreholes are making their mark. We’re not going to make any ‘boring’ jokes – because we’ve done too many in … Continue reading What’s below? Borehole testing moves along Hurontario LRT route

Nice outside? Sure, but the Hurontario LRT project is an example of extreme weather safety measures

Weather in Canada can turn horrible – and always returns to bitter cold. Here’s how construction of the Hurontario light rail transit line managed to get through this past winter safely, and how it’s always prepared for foul weather. We know, our minds are on better weather now. And we’re all about looking forward. But … Continue reading Nice outside? Sure, but the Hurontario LRT project is an example of extreme weather safety measures

Breath of fresh air – Hurontario LRT construction crews keep an eye air quality

It’s not all about the tracks, trains and stations. While construction ramps up on the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project, crews must keep watch over a lot of different things. Air quality around the site is a big one. Find out how technology plays a part. Building new rapid transit lines can kick up … Continue reading Breath of fresh air – Hurontario LRT construction crews keep an eye air quality

It’s a bird, a plane – No, it’s the drone system that’s used to capture interesting angles along the Hurontario LRT route

We’re sorry if we tend to, well, drone on and on about some of the overhead videos we’ve collected above projects like the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (HuLRT) project. But they’re very cool. https://youtu.be/ERzifeX3F_Y And judging by how many views they get, we know many of you like them as well. But you may also … Continue reading It’s a bird, a plane – No, it’s the drone system that’s used to capture interesting angles along the Hurontario LRT route

Great response, including using digital simulations – How interaction between Hurontario LRT and first responders has been priority for line Hurontario LRT route

From design to construction, safety is always on top of mind for teams working on the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (HuLRT) Project. But that doesn’t happen without special planning and tactics in cooperationwith police and fire. That includes some sophisticated virtual modeling on how traffic, including emergency vehicles, get around. Safety along a major urban … Continue reading Great response, including using digital simulations – How interaction between Hurontario LRT and first responders has been priority for line Hurontario LRT route

Seeing the trees – Minimizing environmental impacts, while setting the stage for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit network

Working together with City partners and the local conservation authority, plans to protect trees during construction, and remove others where necessary for infrastructure, are now underway to accommodate the new Hurontario light rail transit (HuLRT) network. Constructing a major new transit route, means constantly working with the environment, including with trees along the way. This is true for crews along … Continue reading Seeing the trees – Minimizing environmental impacts, while setting the stage for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit network

Improvements at Port Credit GO shine a light on the varied projects Metrolinx is working to complete

Three different projects currently underway in and around Port Credit GO will catch the eye of south Mississauga residents and transit customers alike. Construction for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, accessibility upgrades at the GO Station and major track work – highlight the various construction projects Metrolinx is embarking on to better serve … Continue reading Improvements at Port Credit GO shine a light on the varied projects Metrolinx is working to complete