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)

Cradle of support – Cedarvale LRT station sees important phase in underpinning below TTC Line 1 subway

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, we’re getting behind – or rather deeper into and above – Cedarvale station. We all need a little support. Some, a whole lot of … Continue reading Cradle of support – Cedarvale LRT station sees important phase in underpinning below TTC Line 1 subway

Depth of character – New Crosstown light rail transit photos show massive excavation sites fleshing out

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 we’re looking up and down to see how deep the work at Kennedy and Oakwood stations is going. At many of the stations along … Continue reading Depth of character – New Crosstown light rail transit photos show massive excavation sites fleshing out

23,000 reasons why – Toronto’s Crosstown rapid transit line nears halfway point

When completed, Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project will bring 25 new stations & stops and 19 kilometres of new transit to the city. It takes a whole lot of tracks to build a new transit line that goes from one end of Toronto to the other. Even in the winter weather, crews … Continue reading 23,000 reasons why – Toronto’s Crosstown rapid transit line nears halfway point

How bus rapid transit routes in York Region are opening up new avenues for transit passengers

Dedicated bus systems are becoming a fast and efficient way to move people next to urban roadways around the world that are increasingly becoming clogged with traffic. The latest to open is benefitting transit customers in Vaughan and Newmarket. The wheels on the bus go round and round – just not always on the same … Continue reading How bus rapid transit routes in York Region are opening up new avenues for transit passengers