Rare look inside the beast – Crosstown LRT tunnel boring machine image sees giant mechanics opened up

Now that the last two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) have been largely taken out of the Earth at the Crosstown light rail transit sites, we’re getting up close and personal with the heroes of the deep. This is the innards of the beast. After being interned underground, large sections of the last two huge tunnel … Continue reading Rare look inside the beast – Crosstown LRT tunnel boring machine image sees giant mechanics opened up

Bus loops to be closed at Eglinton West station – Here’s a video guide to get around during this important phase of Crosstown construction

The area around Eglinton West Station is undergoing a dramatic shift to make way for Toronto’s Crosstown light rail vehicle system. And during an upcoming phase, bus movements will be shifted around. While a hassle for those with set routines, we’ve tried to make the changes easy to deal with – including creating a video … Continue reading Bus loops to be closed at Eglinton West station – Here’s a video guide to get around during this important phase of Crosstown construction

Glass and asphalt – Crosstown takes more than transit tracks and tunnels, including bike lanes at Keelesdale station (New images)

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit route takes heavy digging and expert tunnelling. It also needs, as these new pictures of progress show, some elements that are far more common – though perhaps equally as important. In the light of day, Eglinton Crosstown requires finishing touches that are far above the tunnels we often focus … Continue reading Glass and asphalt – Crosstown takes more than transit tracks and tunnels, including bike lanes at Keelesdale station (New images)

Tunnelling work on Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension put out for bids

Today's (March 10) announcement represents important phase in the future deep work that will be needed on both Toronto transit projects. Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have announced an important milestone for the Scarborough Subway and Eglinton Crosstown West extensions. An RFQ – a term meaning ‘request for qualifications’ – is now being put out for … Continue reading Tunnelling work on Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension put out for bids

Finch West LRT – Engineering method allows for quick work on Hwy. 400 bridge (See the time-lapse video)

Physics don’t change, but engineering continues to make huge advances in construction. Recent work on a Highway 400 bridge showed how fast – and efficient – new tactics have begun. Tackling work on existing bridges – especially those around a busy area – is often among the most difficult construction feats. But now add the … Continue reading Finch West LRT – Engineering method allows for quick work on Hwy. 400 bridge (See the time-lapse video)

Metrolinx releases updated business cases for Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

New documents outline benefits for thousands of travellers moving around the GTA. Metrolinx has released updated business cases for the Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension. The business cases show how both projects will provide significant benefits for regular commutes and special journeys by cutting travel times and expanding passenger capacity. There are … Continue reading Metrolinx releases updated business cases for Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Transit tech – How Crosstown will use magnetic detection to track light rail transit vehicles

As part of our continuing series on progress images from the Eglinton Crosstown transit project, we wanted to go small and big today. That includes large cavern work, but also the installation of interesting gizmos that will be an important backup system to help safely track light rail vehicles as they move along the Toronto … Continue reading Transit tech – How Crosstown will use magnetic detection to track light rail transit vehicles

Metrolinx statement on delay of Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project

Here is an update on the status of Toronto's Crosstown LRT project. Metrolinx president and CEO, Phil Verster has just released (Feb. 18, 2020) the following statement on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project: “The Eglinton Crosstown LRT is a transformative project for our region and we look forward to it being operational … Continue reading Metrolinx statement on delay of Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project

Just below Toronto – Crosstown top-down engineering taking place just under an active roadway at Fairbank station (New image)

As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Today, a picture that captures an interesting way crews are toiling just below an active roadway. Just below the intersection of Toronto’s Dufferin Street and … Continue reading Just below Toronto – Crosstown top-down engineering taking place just under an active roadway at Fairbank station (New image)

Crosstown at a glance – How track installation on Toronto light rail transit project is progressing (Infographic)

The pace of building the Crosstown transit route continues to lead to markers of significant progress. While many sites are too deep to see as you may walk or drive by, completion of the rail tracks is a good indication of how things are moving ahead. We’ve created a reference infographic as your quick snapshot. … Continue reading Crosstown at a glance – How track installation on Toronto light rail transit project is progressing (Infographic)