Surfing the pipe – Hurontario LRT project uses ‘SmartBall’ to map hidden watermains

We’re geeks for gadgets. So when we heard the Hurontario Light Rail Transit projects had found a bit of an aquatic smart drone to quietly map out watermains far below the streets of Mississauga and Brampton, we were intrigued. So we dived in. Someone’s on the ball. As crews continue to hunt for existing, and … Continue reading Surfing the pipe – Hurontario LRT project uses ‘SmartBall’ to map hidden watermains

Enhancing transit connections from Etobicoke to Hamilton: learn more about the Dundas BRT

Have your say on the Dundas Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project as Metrolinx hosts the first public engagement session for the proposed new route this month. Learn more about the project and find out how to get involved. Metrolinx is working to improve transit along Dundas Street, an arterial road and key transit corridor for … Continue reading Enhancing transit connections from Etobicoke to Hamilton: learn more about the Dundas BRT

Directional drilling along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension: A first step for new stations at Kipling and Martin Grove

Even before the first phase of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT is finished, workers are on the ground for its extension through Etobicoke and into Mississauga. Crews are busy moving telecommunications cables out of the way of two future stations using a horizontal direction drilling technique that minimizes traffic disruptions. Crews can already be seen along Eglinton Ave West performing early works of site surveys, geotechnical site investigations and utilities relocations for the Eglinton … Continue reading Directional drilling along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension: A first step for new stations at Kipling and Martin Grove

See video as Crosstown light rail vehicle runs using automatic operating system for first time

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project continues to check off important milestones, including testing of the system that can guide the vehicles from a distance. Think of autonomous cars, but with a whole lot more passenger space. Usually, we show you images and video of all hands-on-deck when it comes to construction of … Continue reading See video as Crosstown light rail vehicle runs using automatic operating system for first time

East York site selected for Ontario Line maintenance and storage facility

The train maintenance and storage facility,a critical component of the Ontario Line, will be built on a 175,000-square metre site. Once completed, it will become the central location for the upkeep, repair and resting place for the subway trains, when they’re not busy helping move people around Toronto.   After several months of study and … Continue reading East York site selected for Ontario Line maintenance and storage facility

How Metrolinx is protecting a 100-year-old creek while building the Hurontario LRT

As work continues on the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, Metrolinx is also modernizing other local fixtures like the Mary Fix Creek in Mississauga. Part of the construction will see the area in south Mississauga transform with upgraded landscape to preserve the creek and nearby communities. Creeks are used as a natural flood management … Continue reading How Metrolinx is protecting a 100-year-old creek while building the Hurontario LRT

Refined Ontario Line plans will better serve communities of Riverside, Leslieville

Rearranging Ontario Line tracks within the existing GO rail corridor in Riverside and Leslieville will result in a better customer experience, slim down permanent infrastructure, and protect more park space. Read more for a preview of the updates Metrolinx will be sharing at an upcoming virtual open house for the Ontario Line’s East Segment. In … Continue reading Refined Ontario Line plans will better serve communities of Riverside, Leslieville

A launch pad to explore the region: a closer look at Bridge Station

The intriguing concept behind the Yonge North Subway Extension’s northern transit hub will allow riders in York Region to easily tap into more travel options than ever before. One of the most obvious ways the Yonge North Subway Extension will make it easier to get around is by providing one seamless subway ride from Richmond … Continue reading A launch pad to explore the region: a closer look at Bridge Station

What’s below? Borehole testing moves along Hurontario LRT route

Experts working on the Hurontario Light Rail Transit line linking Mississauga and Brampton need to know what’s below the surface along the important path. In the latest images of progress along the line, see how boreholes are making their mark. We’re not going to make any ‘boring’ jokes – because we’ve done too many in … Continue reading What’s below? Borehole testing moves along Hurontario LRT route

How transit corridor lands will shorten construction timelines

Building transit in a large, urban landscape is a big challenge. With the region decades behind on building much-needed subways, getting shovels in the ground and keeping priority transit projects on track is more important than ever. Here’s what it means to those living and working near some major transit projects around Toronto. Building transit … Continue reading How transit corridor lands will shorten construction timelines