Leveled – Street divides continue to be torn away to make way for Hurontario LRT route

Drivers along Hurontario Street, running from Brampton to Mississauga, have been noticing something missing over these past months. Work continues on a massive operation to clear away long-standing medians built to divide traffic. Here’s the difference a clean-slate looks along one of Ontario’s great urban thoroughfares. It’s an extra- large amount of work on medians. … Continue reading Leveled – Street divides continue to be torn away to make way for Hurontario LRT route

Crosstown elevated guideways go from frenzy of construction to important testing route

In the latest photos from the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit project, we look at the complicated stretch of guideways along the western section, as well as take a visit to Fairbank and Keelesdale stations. It’s complicated. At least it looks that way to most of us, looking at how the elevated guideways of the … Continue reading Crosstown elevated guideways go from frenzy of construction to important testing route

Hovering over the Finch West LRT route – Aerial flight gives lofty perspective of massive Toronto transit project

Locals can see the machines and crews. Even watch as structures rise and work moves forward. But to truly see how far the Finch West light rail transit (LRT) project is coming along, you really should get above it all. So we have drone footage that shows how far things have come – and where … Continue reading Hovering over the Finch West LRT route – Aerial flight gives lofty perspective of massive Toronto transit project

Metrolinx CEO addresses suggestion Crosstown LRT could open without Eglinton Station

Given media reports you may have read, Metrolinx president and chief executive officer, Phil Verster, outlines the transit agency’s expectations for the ongoing work on Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit route. The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (ECLRT) project is one of the largest transit expansion projects in Canadian history, and will bring major … Continue reading Metrolinx CEO addresses suggestion Crosstown LRT could open without Eglinton Station

How Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit system is moving forward to support businesses and communities

We’ve brought you a lot of stories and images as the Crosstown LRT route is making progress. But we wanted to take a moment to stretch out into the communities, to talk about actions and support for local enterprises that continue to do business as the route is being built. The route of any great … Continue reading How Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit system is moving forward to support businesses and communities

Toronto transit transitions – How Eglinton Crosstown will change cityscape

It’s not just about adding rails when a project like Crosstown is built. The light rail transit system will mean the physical ambience of areas along the route – such as lighting and seating - will be transformed and improved as well. Here’s a glimpse of that expected future. Times change. And with it, so … Continue reading Toronto transit transitions – How Eglinton Crosstown will change cityscape

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