Metrolinx holding virtual open house for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension as teams prepare for construction

Right on the heels of awarding the contract for advance tunnel work on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, Metrolinx is returning to the community to share the latest information about the project and to seek feedback on another important element – the elevated guideway. Check out brand new concept renderings and find out how to … Continue reading Metrolinx holding virtual open house for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension as teams prepare for construction

Hurontario project uses host of measures to protect drivers and pedestrians

Safety around a major transit site isn’t limited to just those crews working on the route. For the Hurontario light rail transit project, the switch into warmer weather also signals the need for area residents, and those moving about, to be aware of shifts in routes and paths. Here’s what to watch out for, to … Continue reading Hurontario project uses host of measures to protect drivers and pedestrians

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario appeal recent Crosstown LRT court decision

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario are launching an appeal to a court decision involving project builder Crosslinx Transit Solutions. Statement by Metrolinx President and CEO Phil Verster, and Infrastructure Ontario President and CEO Michael Lindsay: Today, Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx appealed the recent court decision which addressed Crosslinx’s COVID-19 claim. The appeal materials submitted in court … Continue reading Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario appeal recent Crosstown LRT court decision

Local auto mechanic comes to the rescue to help Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicle keep moving on time

Even when a sophisticated piece of modern transit is on the move, it can take a good Samaritan to get it where it needs to be. Last week, light rail transit vehicles were transported for testing. The transport was well covered by media, social media and here on Metrolinx News. But a story you wouldn’t … Continue reading Local auto mechanic comes to the rescue to help Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicle keep moving on time

How the Durham Scarborough BRT will bring new bus rapid transit to Oshawa

The Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit is a 36-kilometre bus rapid transit corridor that would serve Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering and Scarborough, and provide better access for residents and businesses for key destinations along Highway 2 including Trent University, the Oshawa urban growth centre and its commercial strip, all the way to Scarborough Town Centre and the TTC Line 2 subway extension. Oshawa residents are getting an update regarding the newest transit project planned for their city.  The Durham-Scarborough Bus … Continue reading How the Durham Scarborough BRT will bring new bus rapid transit to Oshawa

Finch West LRT project sees track and electrical milestones for Toronto route

The Finch West light rail transit route has checked off key advances that literally put it on track for important vehicle testing to come later this year, including track work and needed elements for the maintenance and storage facility. Let’s take a run to explore how far teams have come. Crews toiling away on the … Continue reading Finch West LRT project sees track and electrical milestones for Toronto route

Get an update on the first batch of Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicles as they begin their testing journey

Metrolinx News continues to bring you the latest developments on the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. This week marks the first batch of Crosstown vehicle deliveries from the maintenance and storage facility on the west end of the LRT route to Toronto’s east end for testing. Here’s an update on their journey. The … Continue reading Get an update on the first batch of Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicles as they begin their testing journey

Making room for the Hurontario LRT in Mississauga City Centre

Mississauga residents may have noticed construction crews working in the middle of one of the city’s busiest roads. It may look like normal roadwork, but in fact they are prepping the area for construction on the region’s first rapid transit line. Metrolinx News breaks down what this construction is for and why it’s happening now. … Continue reading Making room for the Hurontario LRT in Mississauga City Centre

Powering up the Eglinton Crosstown LRT for the first time 

The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) line between Laird and Kennedy is now energized. We're plugging you in with all the details. Crews have powered up the overhead catenary system (OCS) that will soon  test the Crosstown light rail vehicles on the eastern portion of the transit alignment.   The OCS is installed on poles and overhead supports along the light rail transit (LRT) tracks.  The … Continue reading Powering up the Eglinton Crosstown LRT for the first time 

Delivering new rapid transit to support a growing Durham Region community

Metrolinx continues to work with the community to deliver new rapid transit – the Durham Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit project (DSBRT). The  Durham Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit project will bring 36-kilometers of bus rapid transit that would serve Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering and Scarborough, and connect with Scarborough Centre, the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus … Continue reading Delivering new rapid transit to support a growing Durham Region community