Hurontario LRT update – work progresses near Port Credit GO

Crews for the Hurontario LRT project are working to connect a creek near Port Credit GO Station. Improvements are ramping up on the southern end of the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project (also known as the Hazel McCallion LRT).  This includes work on a 100-year-old creek in Mississauga, named after local pioneer Mary Fix.   This creek plays an important role in the city’s water … Continue reading Hurontario LRT update – work progresses near Port Credit GO

New video shows how Metrolinx is building the Hamilton LRT

Talking about construction is one thing – but seeing it is a whole other story. In a newly released video, Metrolinx shows how the different phases of construction will work when shovels hit the ground for the Hamilton LRT. Design and preliminary works are ramping up on the Hamilton light rail transit (LRT) line to get everything ready for when construction starts. But what exactly … Continue reading New video shows how Metrolinx is building the Hamilton LRT

Changes coming to south Mississauga intersection as part of Hurontario LRT utility work

A new traffic configuration, also known as a traffic flip, is happening in south Mississauga between Lakeshore Road East and the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW). Here’s how it will impact drivers and pedestrians in the area. Work is progressing for the future Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) line. As part of that work, construction crews will be changing the way traffic flows along Hurontario Street … Continue reading Changes coming to south Mississauga intersection as part of Hurontario LRT utility work

Guideway construction is well underway along sections of the Hazel McCallion LRT 

Laying tracks is a pivotal part of construction for the Hazel McCallion LRT (also known as Hurontario LRT), connecting Brampton and Mississauga. Crews are now busy constructing the guideway – the bed for the tracks. Read on to learn more about how this work is coming along.  Guideway construction along Hurontario Street is in the works.  This marks an important step for the light rail … Continue reading Guideway construction is well underway along sections of the Hazel McCallion LRT 

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

See the new art installations going up at Eglinton Crosstown LRT stations

Art is an important part of modern public transit projects. This art gives stations a unique look and feel, while bringing the usual concrete and steel to life. Here’s your first look at some of the art going up on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project. As the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line continues to make progress, there are a few colourful additions that … Continue reading See the new art installations going up at Eglinton Crosstown LRT stations

New video shows Hazel McCallion LRT maintenance and storage facility getting closer to completion

Work inside the operations, maintenance and storage facility for the Hazel McCallion light rail transit (LRT) project, also known as the Hurontario LRT is almost done. Check out the new video that takes you inside the facility. Construction on the maintenance facility for the Hazel McCallion LRT is nearing the finish line – and Metrolinx has a video showing the latest progress. Once up and … Continue reading New video shows Hazel McCallion LRT maintenance and storage facility getting closer to completion

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

Image shows a line of LRVs.

Full fleet of Crosstown light rail transit vehicles rolling through testing phase for new route

There’s been no shortage of news for the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project as the line gets closer to reaching completion. But Metrolinx News wanted to note something that many people may not know – all the sophisticated vehicles that will be used on the route are on hand and being tested. Here’s a bit of what that full fleet is doing right … Continue reading Full fleet of Crosstown light rail transit vehicles rolling through testing phase for new route