What’s to come on Toronto’s Finch West LRT – Introducing the first light rail vehicle in 2021

We have an update on expected progress along the Finch Avenue West light rail transit route this year. Much of it involves a lot of turned earth - along with the anticipated arrival of the first cool vehicle to start testing the system. This story isn’t really about the past. It’s about what’s soon coming … Continue reading What’s to come on Toronto’s Finch West LRT – Introducing the first light rail vehicle in 2021

What does a new water-main look like? We’ll show you as work continues along the Hurontario Light Rail Transit route

Crews toiling around construction sites, such as the Hurontario LRT (HuLRT) line, are a common sight in urban areas. But for those living in the communities where workers and machinery are hard at it, it’s always interesting to know what’s happening behind the barriers and down into the pits. We often try to show you … Continue reading What does a new water-main look like? We’ll show you as work continues along the Hurontario Light Rail Transit route

This project is on the level – Fly over the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route in new video

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail project (LRT) has all the ingredients to make a rapid transit line hum. Specifically on the eastern section of the line where much of it will run above ground, there’s tracks going in, pedestrian shelters popping up and overhead wires settling into place. This new drone video gives you a … Continue reading This project is on the level – Fly over the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route in new video

Images that moved a major Toronto light rail transit project along – Crosstown Photos of the Year

While the world may seem to have slowed down this year, progress along Eglinton for the new light rail transit (LRT) line certainly has not. We’ve regularly showcased those progress images here. But we wanted to pause before the calendar clicks over to 2021, to pay tribute to some of the most engaging photos of … Continue reading Images that moved a major Toronto light rail transit project along – Crosstown Photos of the Year

A year in the life of the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project – Why 650 football fields is an impressive accomplishment

We’ve been tracking every major construction and project hurdle on the Hurontario LRT route. And while some things stalled in 2020, the new transit project kept gaining momentum. Here’s what you might have missed. We often talk about parts in these stories. But as we end 2020, it’s time to bring some things together, while … Continue reading A year in the life of the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project – Why 650 football fields is an impressive accomplishment

Toronto from up high – Finch West LRT advances shown in new drone images

As we continue to show progress on the Finch West light rail transit route, local communities – and future customers – can see recent work, thanks to some lofty new pictures. Northwest Toronto never seemed so high up. We have a new crop of recent construction photos from the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) … Continue reading Toronto from up high – Finch West LRT advances shown in new drone images

The art of the line – How Toronto’s Crosstown LRT is adding creative touches to transit design

Many of the engineering and rapid transit features we often explore here, especially when it comes to the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit project, are technical and mechanical. But there are also splashes of human artistry being added along the route. This week’s new images show the route is also a canvas of creativity. There’s … Continue reading The art of the line – How Toronto’s Crosstown LRT is adding creative touches to transit design

The Eglinton Crosstown West Extension completes a missing link: How a decades-old expressway plan will help bridge a transit gap

Even before the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project is completed, Metrolinx is advancing plans for the LRT’s extension from Mount Dennis to Renforth Drive. The Eglinton Crosstown West Extension is well on track to bring more rapid transit to more of the GTA, while taking advantage of land set aside in a long-abandoned … Continue reading The Eglinton Crosstown West Extension completes a missing link: How a decades-old expressway plan will help bridge a transit gap

Line up those trucks – You won’t believe how much concrete was recently used on Crosstown’s Mount Pleasant station

As we continue to regularly chart the progress of the Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) route across Toronto, this update is an interesting bit of engineering math – involving how much concrete you can pour in just 11 hours. Hint – it involves more trucks than can likely ever park on your street. Talk about … Continue reading Line up those trucks – You won’t believe how much concrete was recently used on Crosstown’s Mount Pleasant station

Exploring the route – Take a rare ride aboard an Eglinton Crosstown vehicle during testing (video)

There’s been significant advances done along the light rail transit route that will one day move countless Toronto residents and visitors from east to west across Canada’s largest city. But for now, you get to ride (almost) solo, in this cool test video. You have a sophisticated light rail transit vehicle to yourself – almost. … Continue reading Exploring the route – Take a rare ride aboard an Eglinton Crosstown vehicle during testing (video)