Second tunnel starts as Rexy joins Renny in tunnelling the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Last week, Metrolinx reached another milestone for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension with the second tunnel boring machine (known as Rexy) starting the journey from Renforth Drive to Scarlett Road. Metrolinx News has the latest on Rexy and Renny’s progress, including video of the first few moments of digging. The second tunnel for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension is now underway.   Tunnelling on the project … Continue reading Second tunnel starts as Rexy joins Renny in tunnelling the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Staying safe while building the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension – How tunnel boring machines can protect workers in an emergency

Tunnel boring machines are massive pieces of equipment, built for digging large tunnels through soil and rock. But did you know they can also protect workers during an emergency? Metrolinx News has the full story. Tunnelling on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension started this past spring, with the first of two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) beginning the over six kilometre journey from Renforth Drive to … Continue reading Staying safe while building the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension – How tunnel boring machines can protect workers in an emergency

Part of Eglinton to be realigned for Scarborough Subway work

Metrolinx keeps people moving at Eglinton & Midland during Scarborough Subway Extension construction As construction continues for the Scarborough Subway Extension, a corner of Eglinton Avenue East and Midland Avenue is being transformed to keep traffic, pedestrians and cyclists moving. Construction has been underway since spring 2021 to extend the TTC’s Line 2 subway further north into Scarborough, with three new subway stations. As crews … Continue reading Part of Eglinton to be realigned for Scarborough Subway work

Finch West LRT – drone flyover video and spring progress recap

Crews made significant progress on the Finch West light rail transit (LRT) line throughout spring 2022, including vehicle testing work, installation of tracks and other key railway infrastructure and the final electrical substation delivery. Metrolinx News is here to recap these exciting developments that show just how far this landmark transit project has come. Spring was a busy season for the Finch West LRT. Located … Continue reading Finch West LRT – drone flyover video and spring progress recap

Hurontario LRT update – work progresses near Port Credit GO

Crews for the Hurontario LRT project are working to connect a creek near Port Credit GO Station. Improvements are ramping up on the southern end of the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project (also known as the Hazel McCallion LRT).  This includes work on a 100-year-old creek in Mississauga, named after local pioneer Mary Fix.   This creek plays an important role in the city’s water … Continue reading Hurontario LRT update – work progresses near Port Credit GO

Another round of work kicks off on the Kitchener Line that will see an upgraded Bloor GO Station and West Toronto Railpath

More work is happening on the Kitchener Line that will help bring two-way, all-day service from Toronto’s Union Station to Kitchener GO Station. The latest round of improvements includes upgrades to Bloor GO Station and the West Toronto Railpath that will improve customer experience and increase access and connections in the community.   Transforming the Kitchener Line into a two-way, all-day rapid transit line is a … Continue reading Another round of work kicks off on the Kitchener Line that will see an upgraded Bloor GO Station and West Toronto Railpath

Metrolinx News explains: Why are there no express GO Trains right now?

It is one of GO Transit’s most frequently asked customer questions: what happened to express trains and when are they coming back? The answer to that depends on what GO Train line you use. Let’s find out why. Express lanes, express buses, express trains – people like services that get them there faster. GO Transit customers are no exception. Throughout the pandemic, Metrolinx adjusted GO … Continue reading Metrolinx News explains: Why are there no express GO Trains right now?

GO Trains sitting at the Whitby Rail Maintenance facility on the Lakeshore East Line

CEOs come together as GO Expansion project enters vital development phase

The CEOs from five of the world’s largest transportation and construction companies are putting their heads together to accomplish an unprecedented transit expansion in Toronto and the surrounding region. The heads of major firms Aecon, Alstom, DB International Operations, Part of DB E.C.O. Group, and FCC joined Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster for a project launch meeting recently in Toronto. Metrolinx News was on hand as … Continue reading CEOs come together as GO Expansion project enters vital development phase

Changes coming to south Mississauga intersection as part of Hurontario LRT utility work

A new traffic configuration, also known as a traffic flip, is happening in south Mississauga between Lakeshore Road East and the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW). Here’s how it will impact drivers and pedestrians in the area. Work is progressing for the future Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) line. As part of that work, construction crews will be changing the way traffic flows along Hurontario Street … Continue reading Changes coming to south Mississauga intersection as part of Hurontario LRT utility work

Guideway construction is well underway along sections of the Hazel McCallion LRT 

Laying tracks is a pivotal part of construction for the Hazel McCallion LRT (also known as Hurontario LRT), connecting Brampton and Mississauga. Crews are now busy constructing the guideway – the bed for the tracks. Read on to learn more about how this work is coming along.  Guideway construction along Hurontario Street is in the works.  This marks an important step for the light rail … Continue reading Guideway construction is well underway along sections of the Hazel McCallion LRT