Powering up the Eglinton Crosstown LRT for the first time 

The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) line between Laird and Kennedy is now energized. We're plugging you in with all the details. Crews have powered up the overheard catenary system (OCS) that will soon  test the Crosstown light rail vehicles on the eastern portion of the transit alignment.   The OCS is installed on poles and overhead supports along the light rail transit (LRT) tracks.  The … Continue reading Powering up the Eglinton Crosstown LRT for the first time 

Station construction shows how progress continues on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project

We continue to bring you the latest advances in construction of the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) route, thanks to images that take you behind and over construction barriers. This time, you’ll go inside and out at two different stations along the LRT route. One look inside the Kennedy Crosstown LRT station shows you … Continue reading Station construction shows how progress continues on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project

Soar above and below Eglinton Station in the latest Crosstown video

Eglinton Station continues to see progress for the new Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) line. Strap in and take a ride to see it unfold. While it may look like just a noisy hole in the ground, there’s a lot happening in a hidden world filled with concrete, metal and machines.   The latest … Continue reading Soar above and below Eglinton Station in the latest Crosstown video

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

Directional drilling along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension: A first step for new stations at Kipling and Martin Grove

Even before the first phase of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT is finished, workers are on the ground for its extension through Etobicoke and into Mississauga. Crews are busy moving telecommunications cables out of the way of two future stations using a horizontal direction drilling technique that minimizes traffic disruptions. Crews can already be seen along Eglinton Ave West performing early works of site surveys, geotechnical site investigations and utilities relocations for the Eglinton … Continue reading Directional drilling along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension: A first step for new stations at Kipling and Martin Grove

See video as Crosstown light rail vehicle runs using automatic operating system for first time

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project continues to check off important milestones, including testing of the system that can guide the vehicles from a distance. Think of autonomous cars, but with a whole lot more passenger space. Usually, we show you images and video of all hands-on-deck when it comes to construction of … Continue reading See video as Crosstown light rail vehicle runs using automatic operating system for first time

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

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