2020 vision – Hurontario Light Rail project charts transit to do list for this new year

As community outreach continues to take place across the corridor, updating residents and business owners on the project, planners have broken down upcoming construction activities into six segments – providing a look at what to expect over the next five years. The Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project (HuLRT) has officially released a high level construction … Continue reading 2020 vision – Hurontario Light Rail project charts transit to do list for this new year

The best Crosstown LRT project images of 2019 – Did the caverns below Toronto come out on top?

Over 2019, Metrolinx News has offered up scores of amazing photos – above and below ground – of the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit build. Now it’s time to count down the top 10 photos. As super models go, Crosstown has a pretty impressive portfolio. Throughout 2019, Metrolinx News has published a steady string of … Continue reading The best Crosstown LRT project images of 2019 – Did the caverns below Toronto come out on top?

Finch West light rail transit project moves from major early works into heavy lifting in 2020

The Toronto light rail transit (LRT) gained a lot of momentum over the past year. Here’s a look back, as well as ahead to what’s in store for Toronto neighbourhoods. Inching closer to a new decade, we thought it was time to take a quick look in the rear-view mirror to the Finch West light … Continue reading Finch West light rail transit project moves from major early works into heavy lifting in 2020

This way up – Haunting image of Laird station sees 360 degree progress

Throughout 2019, we’ve tried to show you images and video of all the work taking place across the Toronto light rail transit route. For one of our last pictures of the year, we have a bit of tunnel vision when it comes to Laird station. Things are really looking up at Laird. Once Toronto’s Crosstown … Continue reading This way up – Haunting image of Laird station sees 360 degree progress

Training tale – First Eglinton Crosstown light rail vehicle hits tracks of main Toronto line (See the video here)

A test of the new vehicles used on the transit route put a train directly on the tracks beyond the testing and maintenance yard. Light rail vehicle 6207, it was your day to lead the pack. Well Hello Toronto. This week, the Eglinton Crosstown project drove itself one step closer to completion – For the … Continue reading Training tale – First Eglinton Crosstown light rail vehicle hits tracks of main Toronto line (See the video here)

Metrolinx bucks North American trend in transit – A by-the-numbers breakdown of 2019, and a new year to come for GO, PRESTO and UP Express

While for some customers, it seems like the world just partied like it was 1999, a whole new decade is fast approaching. Using stats, figures and facts, we take a look at how far the transit agency has come, and where it’s going as we all greet 2020. It’s not surprising that a transit agency … Continue reading Metrolinx bucks North American trend in transit – A by-the-numbers breakdown of 2019, and a new year to come for GO, PRESTO and UP Express

How will the Eglinton Crosstown LRT’s automatic train control work? We break down every major element in an infographic

The science that will help move vehicles along the Toronto light rail transit route is the stuff of a Popular Mechanics cover. Here, we showcase the workings of the engineering wizardry. If you assumed the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) system would be sophisticated, you’re on the right track. To help explain the clockwork-like … Continue reading How will the Eglinton Crosstown LRT’s automatic train control work? We break down every major element in an infographic

From Ontario Line to digital signs – Scarborough takes center stage with transit conversation during latest Metrolinx town hall

Talk about engagement - the open-mic line to talk with Metrolinx leaders was impressive and the event went half an hour longer than expected, due to feedback. The questions were – like the transit services themselves – in-depth and crossed the map. Metrolinx held another in their continuing series of town hall community meetings in … Continue reading From Ontario Line to digital signs – Scarborough takes center stage with transit conversation during latest Metrolinx town hall

Metrolinx to hold another town hall session – Alright Scarborough, come ask us anything

Grassroots sessions with transit agency brass allow customers and community members to take part in conversations about what the future will look like. You have good questions. A lot of good questions. Transit is so top of mind in communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe region of Ontario, so far this year, Metrolinx senior management … Continue reading Metrolinx to hold another town hall session – Alright Scarborough, come ask us anything

Toronto power play – Crosstown light rail transit line sees important substations installed

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 energizing things with pictures of traction power substations finding their homes along the line. We’ve shown you a growing gallery of pictures from … Continue reading Toronto power play – Crosstown light rail transit line sees important substations installed