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

Pillars of the community – Supporting the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project

In the latest images out of the Peel Region transit corridor, we take a look at concrete work being done on Highway 407. Talk about carrying your weight while on the job. Work continues along Hurontario Street for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. And that recently included concrete pillars being installed at Hurontario … Continue reading Pillars of the community – Supporting the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project

Tile by lamp-light – New Eglinton Crosstown images show moody shots of construction, as well as escalators going through the tunnels before being installed

The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit line continues to make significant progress. In the latest batch of photos, we noticed two that play a bit with light and mood. And another that shows how builders are using the tunnels to help install things like escalators. Call us grounded transit romantics. But going over the latest … Continue reading Tile by lamp-light – New Eglinton Crosstown images show moody shots of construction, as well as escalators going through the tunnels before being installed

Going where no vehicle has gone before – Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicle testing reaches eastern milestone

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project has seen plenty of progress as stations and stops are worked on across the Toronto route. But seeing a shiny new transit vehicle move through a tunnel and stop at a station really brings the project to life.  Check out the latest photos of the journey below. This … Continue reading Going where no vehicle has gone before – Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicle testing reaches eastern milestone

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

More power to Eglinton Crosstown – Mount Dennis gets permanent electricity to the LRT station

The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit line continues to make significant progress. In the latest batch of progress photos, we have images of power, including one that shows a bit of the scale of some of the big work. We normally take power for granted. Other than losing it in a storm, it’s usually there … Continue reading More power to Eglinton Crosstown – Mount Dennis gets permanent electricity to the LRT station

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)

How Hurontario light rail vehicles will have an inside track on making up lost time and hitting green lights

When you eventually see light rail vehicles moving along the Hurontario system – a transit route that stretches between Brampton and Mississauga – you may wonder how they manage to outsmart the traffic lights if they’re running a bit behind. The answer has to do with a bit of intelligent design that gives them an … Continue reading How Hurontario light rail vehicles will have an inside track on making up lost time and hitting green lights

Can you hear me now? Radio mast pops up for Crosstown’s communications

Things are looking up for Crosstown. A new, vast mast has found a home at the central maintenance and storage facility. How tall is that, you ask? The Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project needs more than transit connection. The Toronto project also requires a powerful communications network, to keep the system moving efficiently and … Continue reading Can you hear me now? Radio mast pops up for Crosstown’s communications

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