Eglinton Crosstown photo of the week – marking an above ground milestone

Metrolinx News continues to bring you the latest construction progress on the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, thanks to new images that take you behind and over construction barriers. Often the focus is on the subterranean work, but this time the spotlight is mostly on the level. Check it out. A roof over … Continue reading Eglinton Crosstown photo of the week – marking an above ground milestone

Excavation crews dig into future Finch West LRT Station, as measures are taken to keep Toronto pedestrians safe

We wanted to show you the most recent images of Finch West light rail transit (LRT) of behind the scenes construction that’s largely hidden from view, but also include measures residents, travellers and businesses are seeing around local streets – and why they’re needed. In any major transit project, there’s the view behind the barriers, … Continue reading Excavation crews dig into future Finch West LRT Station, as measures are taken to keep Toronto pedestrians safe

Keeping up to speed on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension – What’s happening next with the project

The Eglinton Crosstown West Extension is getting closer to breaking ground, with crews working to make sure there’s a clear path for construction. Here’s a look at all the work that’s happening now and in the near future as the project moves steadily forward. If you’ve ever tried to paint your walls like a pro, … Continue reading Keeping up to speed on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension – What’s happening next with the project

Crosstown’s Oakwood Station sees final major pour inside station cavern

There’s been progress, both under the ground as well as above the rails, on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project. Let’s move in close to look at some very recent work – while being careful not to break the glass. Eglington Crosstown’s light rail transit (LRT) project has just seen another solid milestone … Continue reading Crosstown’s Oakwood Station sees final major pour inside station cavern

Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster: ‘Transforming transit – a balance of preservation and progress’

As progress on building new transit shifts into a higher gear, CEO Phil Verster explains how Metrolinx puts people at the centre of planning and design decisions so our projects build up our communities for a better future, while respecting what makes them special today. When we think of what makes the Greater Toronto Area … Continue reading Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster: ‘Transforming transit – a balance of preservation and progress’

From two launch shafts to one – how experts working on the Scarborough Subway Extension shifted plans around an important hospital while preserving project timelines

You might have noticed that teams have fine-tuned the tunneling approach for the Scarborough Subway Extension by going from two tunnel launch shafts to one.  Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at what went into that decision, and why it’s better for the community. Planning for a large transit project means having an eye for a million … Continue reading From two launch shafts to one – how experts working on the Scarborough Subway Extension shifted plans around an important hospital while preserving project timelines

Transit building continues – Progress moving forward on Finch West LRT headquarters

Metrolinx News continues to bring you the latest construction milestones on the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, thanks to new images that take you behind and above construction barriers. This time we focus on the Finch West LRT maintenance and storage facility. Here are the latest pictures.  Whether it’s from the skies or right up close, it’s hard not to be … Continue reading Transit building continues – Progress moving forward on Finch West LRT headquarters

Keeping the Scarborough Subway Extension moving forward

The Scarborough Subway Extension is edging even closer to construction as drilling and utility relocation crews continue to carry out work along the proposed route. As this project continues to make important advances, here’s a look at what’s already been done and what to expect in the near future. It’s all about momentum. Which is … Continue reading Keeping the Scarborough Subway Extension moving forward

Taking you inside and out – Eglinton Crosstown LRT progress double feature

Metrolinx News continues to bring you the latest construction milestones on the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, thanks to new images that take you behind and over construction barriers. Normally we only bring you a couple of images, but because there’s so much going on - this time we’ve got double the action … Continue reading Taking you inside and out – Eglinton Crosstown LRT progress double feature

Powering up – Why an updating of electric transit may create the tracks forward for Metrolinx

We wanted to plug into a question Metrolinx is often asked – will electricity power the future of GO Transit? As explorations and investigations continue, here’s the current thinking. When patrons first stepped aboard the first electric tram systems introduced in Canadian cities more than a century ago, the people-moving technology must have seemed like … Continue reading Powering up – Why an updating of electric transit may create the tracks forward for Metrolinx