Big, deep dig – Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnels Project reaches halfway excavation mark in Tunnel One

Remember sweating over digging into your back garden? Moving earth is never easy. But crews working on a tunneling project at the junction of Ontario Highway 401 and 409 have made great strides on the first of two passages, and are moving into the second as well. It takes approximately three minutes to walk 180 … Continue reading Big, deep dig – Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnels Project reaches halfway excavation mark in Tunnel One

Crosstown’s Keelesdale Station taking shape – New images of railings that will greet customers

In the latest photos from the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project, we have an inside look at Keelesdale, as well as structural advances at Caledonia and Kennedy stations. Come this way to check it out. We have new images that show large concrete and structural steel work on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit … Continue reading Crosstown’s Keelesdale Station taking shape – New images of railings that will greet customers

Another new Crosstown video released – See before and after views of Avenue Station, following mining work

We’re continuing our video progress updates. This time, we’re looking at the changes for an important “turnback” station, that will allow light rail vehicles to shift direction. Avenue Station will be all about changes. For the ‘turnback’ station along the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line, that will mean light rail vehicles will be … Continue reading Another new Crosstown video released – See before and after views of Avenue Station, following mining work

Removing barriers – Hurontario light rail transit project sees heavy-lifting roadwork this week

In time for hotter weather, the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project is shedding a few pounds. Median removals and minor construction activities for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project (HuLRT) are well underway for the LRT route, more commonly called the HuLRT. The median is the strip of land between opposing traffic lanes. In … Continue reading Removing barriers – Hurontario light rail transit project sees heavy-lifting roadwork this week

Hwy. 400 Bridge work ramps up on Finch West LRT project – Detours ahead

Major bridge work is always a very big deal. It also means patience from those travelling nearby. A project involving the Highway 400 crossing at Toronto’s Finch Avenue, will cause some detours. But the disruption won’t be too large, thanks to an engineering process that will dramatically speed up the replacement. Here, we span the … Continue reading Hwy. 400 Bridge work ramps up on Finch West LRT project – Detours ahead

Final section of concrete added to pedestrian tunnel – Train testing on western section of Crosstown LRT can now begin

Important progress made to enable test trains to move along the route, as new progress images also show temporary road decking being removed at Science Centre intersection. Not every section of concrete is like the last. Some literally pave the way for tremendous advancements, especially when it comes to the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit … Continue reading Final section of concrete added to pedestrian tunnel – Train testing on western section of Crosstown LRT can now begin

Go deep below Eglinton Station to see new video of underpinning work right below TTC line

The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit line continues to make significant headway. In this case, we can lead you down to see remarkable advances that mean the TTC tunnel is held in place as Crosstown work continues below. It’s a beautiful day in Toronto, but the more impressive view is deep below the city. At … Continue reading Go deep below Eglinton Station to see new video of underpinning work right below TTC line

Up and away – Drone footage takes you above and into Crosstown’s Caledonia Station

Usually, we’re featuring the view of the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project from ground level – or below. But here’s a tour from above an important section and station, thanks to a remote flyover. To show you progress on Eglinton Crosstown’s Caledonia Station, we’ll go above and beyond - as well as into the … Continue reading Up and away – Drone footage takes you above and into Crosstown’s Caledonia Station

The upside of Ontario Line’s upside – How Metrolinx experts are looking to design a Toronto subway that isn’t just confined to dark tunnels

The Ontario Line subway project involves engineering and planning options that are much more complex than the simple lines we see on an urban map. In this feature, we want to explore how some of the most interesting sections of this subway line may be built above ground rather than below. When you say the … Continue reading The upside of Ontario Line’s upside – How Metrolinx experts are looking to design a Toronto subway that isn’t just confined to dark tunnels

Upcoming change to Barrie GO train service expected to speed up needed projects

Starting Wednesday, May 13, GO buses will replace midday trains on the Barrie line during weekdays, and all trains during the weekend. With ridership down by as much as 90 per cent as a result of COVID-19, Metrolinx is finding ways to use this situation to the advantage of its customers and communities, by speeding … Continue reading Upcoming change to Barrie GO train service expected to speed up needed projects