Rare look inside the beast – Crosstown LRT tunnel boring machine image sees giant mechanics opened up

Now that the last two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) have been largely taken out of the Earth at the Crosstown light rail transit sites, we’re getting up close and personal with the heroes of the deep. This is the innards of the beast. After being interned underground, large sections of the last two huge tunnel … Continue reading Rare look inside the beast – Crosstown LRT tunnel boring machine image sees giant mechanics opened up

Transit conversations in an age of physical distancing – How virtual dialogue is becoming key to feedback for Metrolinx, and where you go to be heard

While there may be a distance between everyone these days, it doesn’t mean conversations stop. They just have to change platforms. We break down where to go to have important conversations about Metrolinx projects. You have things to say about the future, including transit. And we have a responsibility to listen and take that feedback … Continue reading Transit conversations in an age of physical distancing – How virtual dialogue is becoming key to feedback for Metrolinx, and where you go to be heard

Getting past dirt and dust during critical transit development – How Metrolinx will tackle future GO Expansion projects in your neighbourhood

While preparing to deliver the largest transit expansion project in Canadian history, Metrolinx is offering up ways to manage the impact of construction on Ontario communities. Here, we dig into details that will – while sometimes still messy – lead to improved transit.  Remember when you got a new stove, and what you found behind … Continue reading Getting past dirt and dust during critical transit development – How Metrolinx will tackle future GO Expansion projects in your neighbourhood

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

Tunnelling work on Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension put out for bids

Today's (March 10) announcement represents important phase in the future deep work that will be needed on both Toronto transit projects. Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have announced an important milestone for the Scarborough Subway and Eglinton Crosstown West extensions. An RFQ – a term meaning ‘request for qualifications’ – is now being put out for … Continue reading Tunnelling work on Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension put out for bids

Striking esthetics, and building progress, found in latest images of Crosstown’s Keelesdale station and light rail vehicle testing

As part of our continuing series of the latest photos from Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown transit project, we want to get a bit artsy, as we feature angles that are good enough to be put up on a wall. This is transit imitating art. We regularly bring you images of progress being made on Metrolinx’s many … Continue reading Striking esthetics, and building progress, found in latest images of Crosstown’s Keelesdale station and light rail vehicle testing

Finch West LRT – Engineering method allows for quick work on Hwy. 400 bridge (See the time-lapse video)

Physics don’t change, but engineering continues to make huge advances in construction. Recent work on a Highway 400 bridge showed how fast – and efficient – new tactics have begun. Tackling work on existing bridges – especially those around a busy area – is often among the most difficult construction feats. But now add the … Continue reading Finch West LRT – Engineering method allows for quick work on Hwy. 400 bridge (See the time-lapse video)

Metrolinx releases updated business cases for Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

New documents outline benefits for thousands of travellers moving around the GTA. Metrolinx has released updated business cases for the Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension. The business cases show how both projects will provide significant benefits for regular commutes and special journeys by cutting travel times and expanding passenger capacity. There are … Continue reading Metrolinx releases updated business cases for Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Transit tech – How Crosstown will use magnetic detection to track light rail transit vehicles

As part of our continuing series on progress images from the Eglinton Crosstown transit project, we wanted to go small and big today. That includes large cavern work, but also the installation of interesting gizmos that will be an important backup system to help safely track light rail vehicles as they move along the Toronto … Continue reading Transit tech – How Crosstown will use magnetic detection to track light rail transit vehicles

As GO Transit branches out – Finding balance between nature’s vegetation and space for transit (with images of how much damage a tree limb can do to a train)

There’s an art to giving vegetation its space to flourish, while making sure routes are safe and reliable for GO Transit vehicles to travel on. This is especially true as lines and services continue to expand to meet a growing need. We take you inside the decision process that goes into compensation for greenery that … Continue reading As GO Transit branches out – Finding balance between nature’s vegetation and space for transit (with images of how much damage a tree limb can do to a train)