Zooming in on Ontario Line plans from Osgoode to the Don River – Delivering a line below Toronto’s Queen Street that’s been anticipated for more than a century

Today, Metrolinx released new details for it’s Ontario Line plan between University Avenue and the Don River. Refinement to the initial plan will mean faster delivery, reduced building costs and, most importantly, improved connections for riders. The new plan takes advantage of space that was dug for an east-west line when TTC’s Queen Station was … Continue reading Zooming in on Ontario Line plans from Osgoode to the Don River – Delivering a line below Toronto’s Queen Street that’s been anticipated for more than a century

Twin tunnels, single bores and megabores – Local subway planners face choices on what will work best for new lines

Each new subway tunnel is as unique as its surrounding neighbourhood and geology. While six-metre, twin tunnels were once considered standard, more recent technology has made larger, single tunnels possible. This article reviews the different sizes of tunnels and the factors that go into choosing one. Let’s get out the tape measures - the really … Continue reading Twin tunnels, single bores and megabores – Local subway planners face choices on what will work best for new lines

Perfecting the alignment: How Toronto’s Ontario Line route was designed

The new Ontario Line will run from the Ontario Science Centre through downtown Toronto to the Exhibition and Ontario Place grounds. A closer look at the line shows it was designed to provide extra relief for the crowded TTC Line 1 and Union Station, while connecting more neighbourhoods to the subway system. In our continuing … Continue reading Perfecting the alignment: How Toronto’s Ontario Line route was designed

A bridge so close – Drone footage shows expansion of the bridge over Centennial Parkway

Some things are more impressive from a bird’s eye view. Take a flight over work done on an important Hamilton rail bridge. Come fly with us. Recently, we brought you the story of the future of Confederation GO Station, including the project tender being announced. As part of that feature, we pointed out Metrolinx worked … Continue reading A bridge so close – Drone footage shows expansion of the bridge over Centennial Parkway

Metrolinx takes major step to advance Hamilton’s new Confederation station with release of construction tender

We have a rundown of the work that has already gone into this large site – including images of the expansion of the rail bridge over Centennial Parkway – as well as what’s to come. The future of Confederation GO Station is beginning to take shape, including now reaching a significant project development phase. The … Continue reading Metrolinx takes major step to advance Hamilton’s new Confederation station with release of construction tender

At Rutherford GO Station – How to build a structure to hold up a village worth of cars

The lots may be fairly vacant right now, but once life – and travels – return to normal, customers will appreciate work still taking place at stations. Among them is Rutherford GO Station, which is in the middle of major improvements. When you need it most, you see a single open parking space at your … Continue reading At Rutherford GO Station – How to build a structure to hold up a village worth of cars

Bus loops to be closed at Eglinton West station – Here’s a video guide to get around during this important phase of Crosstown construction

The area around Eglinton West Station is undergoing a dramatic shift to make way for Toronto’s Crosstown light rail vehicle system. And during an upcoming phase, bus movements will be shifted around. While a hassle for those with set routines, we’ve tried to make the changes easy to deal with – including creating a video … Continue reading Bus loops to be closed at Eglinton West station – Here’s a video guide to get around during this important phase of Crosstown construction

Glass and asphalt – Crosstown takes more than transit tracks and tunnels, including bike lanes at Keelesdale station (New images)

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit route takes heavy digging and expert tunnelling. It also needs, as these new pictures of progress show, some elements that are far more common – though perhaps equally as important. In the light of day, Eglinton Crosstown requires finishing touches that are far above the tunnels we often focus … Continue reading Glass and asphalt – Crosstown takes more than transit tracks and tunnels, including bike lanes at Keelesdale station (New images)

Bowmanville Rail Service Extension option goes to Metrolinx board – Plan would see GO service extend eastward through Durham communities

Based on an updated Initial Business Case, planners are focusing in on an option that would use Canadian Pacific Railway’s existing General Motors spur line to cross Hwy. 401 and connect to Bowmanville. While still early in the process, the recommendation is good news for those wanting to see GO rail extended further eastward, to … Continue reading Bowmanville Rail Service Extension option goes to Metrolinx board – Plan would see GO service extend eastward through Durham communities

TOD and parking among hot topics during latest Metrolinx community meeting – Burlington hosted the event

As the series of Metrolinx town halls continue to attract customers, community members and questions about the course of transit across the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the most recent gathering inside the local GO station sees a wide variety of topics tackled. It was a fitting meeting place – especially if you had questions about transit. … Continue reading TOD and parking among hot topics during latest Metrolinx community meeting – Burlington hosted the event