Check out this new track – Toronto’s Finch West LRT installs first rails at critical transit facility

It’s always a big deal when the first stretches of rail are put down along any section of a new transit line. So there’s reason to boast, when crews working on the Finch West Light Rail Transit system recently installed the first tracks at the Maintenance and Storage Facility. Here’s how it looked. Think of … Continue reading Check out this new track – Toronto’s Finch West LRT installs first rails at critical transit facility

Crosstown elevated guideways go from frenzy of construction to important testing route

In the latest photos from the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit project, we look at the complicated stretch of guideways along the western section, as well as take a visit to Fairbank and Keelesdale stations. It’s complicated. At least it looks that way to most of us, looking at how the elevated guideways of the … Continue reading Crosstown elevated guideways go from frenzy of construction to important testing route

Metrolinx CEO addresses litigation initiated by Crosslinx Transit Solutions regarding Eglinton Crosstown LRT project

Metrolinx says Crosslinx is attempting to use the COVID-19 pandemic to excuse its years of poor performance. Read the statement from Metrolinx CEO, Phil Verster, on why getting the Eglinton Crosstown back on schedule, not litigation, must be the focus. Metrolinx has a singular focus and objective, which is to complete the Eglinton Crosstown at … Continue reading Metrolinx CEO addresses litigation initiated by Crosslinx Transit Solutions regarding Eglinton Crosstown LRT project

Updated plans for the Ontario Line’s North segment: A better fit for the community

The northern portion of the Ontario Line will offer connections to both the Line 2 subway and the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, bringing rapid transit to under-served neighbourhoods like Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park along the way. Refined plans show a realigned route that will result in fewer impacts on its surroundings. Extending from a Line … Continue reading Updated plans for the Ontario Line’s North segment: A better fit for the community

Have we got a story for year – As we break a record in views, here’s the year’s best (so far) Metrolinx News features

As this site continues to grow, let’s look at some of the stories that you’ve clicked on during a tumultuous 2020 – as well as some largely undiscovered gems. Transit customers, communities and the plain curious seem to find something interesting right here. Metrolinx News passed an historic milestone, in terms of the number of … Continue reading Have we got a story for year – As we break a record in views, here’s the year’s best (so far) Metrolinx News features

Metrolinx CEO addresses suggestion Crosstown LRT could open without Eglinton Station

Given media reports you may have read, Metrolinx president and chief executive officer, Phil Verster, outlines the transit agency’s expectations for the ongoing work on Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit route. The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (ECLRT) project is one of the largest transit expansion projects in Canadian history, and will bring major … Continue reading Metrolinx CEO addresses suggestion Crosstown LRT could open without Eglinton Station

How Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit system is moving forward to support businesses and communities

We’ve brought you a lot of stories and images as the Crosstown LRT route is making progress. But we wanted to take a moment to stretch out into the communities, to talk about actions and support for local enterprises that continue to do business as the route is being built. The route of any great … Continue reading How Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit system is moving forward to support businesses and communities

Updated Ontario Line plans from the Don River to Gerrard: Maximizing space within the existing GO rail corridor

The GO rail network has served as a vital transportation system throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe for decades, and work is underway to help it reach its full potential. The Ontario Line will use the Lakeshore East GO rail corridor to deliver transit to convenient station locations east of the Don River, with a bridge … Continue reading Updated Ontario Line plans from the Don River to Gerrard: Maximizing space within the existing GO rail corridor

Toronto transit transitions – How Eglinton Crosstown will change cityscape

It’s not just about adding rails when a project like Crosstown is built. The light rail transit system will mean the physical ambience of areas along the route – such as lighting and seating - will be transformed and improved as well. Here’s a glimpse of that expected future. Times change. And with it, so … Continue reading Toronto transit transitions – How Eglinton Crosstown will change cityscape

Inside the workshop – A rare glimpse at how Finch West LRT vehicles are put together

Before they glide smoothly through Toronto neighbourhoods, transit vehicles have to get built somewhere. How they come together and where might surprise you. Metrolinx takes you inside the local Alstom factory for a sneak peek at how light rail vehicles are assembled. The Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project continues to make great strides, … Continue reading Inside the workshop – A rare glimpse at how Finch West LRT vehicles are put together