Search begins for teams interested in building Scarborough Subway Extension stations

The Scarborough Subways Extension project has now reached an important stage – the search for experts who want to build the stations, lay down the tracks, and install all the technology that connects them. In this feature, we look at what the ‘Request for Qualifications’ announcement means, as well as how an extended Line 2 … Continue reading Search begins for teams interested in building Scarborough Subway Extension stations

First look at mighty tunnel boring machine used on Scarborough Subway Extension

As crews continue to prepare the entry point for tunnelling of the Scarborough Subway Extension, workers from halfway around the world are building the project’s tunnel boring machine and getting it ready for its big journey across the Atlantic Ocean. In a small German town bordering France, situated along the Rhine River, work is well … Continue reading First look at mighty tunnel boring machine used on Scarborough Subway Extension

Crews on Scarborough Subway Extension prepare for excavation

Construction at the northeast corner of Sheppard Avenue East and McCowan Road is in full ‘drill mode’ as crews make progress on expanding the TTC’s Line 2 subway service almost eight kilometres further into Scarborough. Here’s where those crews are at, and where they’re going. The project team responsible for the Scarborough Subway Extension is … Continue reading Crews on Scarborough Subway Extension prepare for excavation

Breaking ground on the Scarborough Subway Extension

Metrolinx officially breaks ground on the three-stop Scarborough Subway Extension today (June 23) and the signs of progress are starting to become very real, especially at the northeast corner of Sheppard and McCowan, where crews are busy building the launch shaft for the tunnel boring machine. Fences are up, drill rigs are on site and … Continue reading Breaking ground on the Scarborough Subway Extension

Tunnel contract finalized for Scarborough Subway Extension

The highly anticipated Scarborough Subway Extension is picking up pace and long-discussed plans are becoming a reality now that the contract for advanced tunnelling has been finalized. The three-stop Scarborough Subway Extension is moving quickly toward breaking ground on major construction now that a contract has been finalized with Strabag for the project’s tunnelling work. … Continue reading Tunnel contract finalized for Scarborough Subway Extension

Clearing the way for the Scarborough Subway Extension launch shaft construction

Teams have begun preparing the tunnel boring machine (TBM) launch shaft site for major construction work, bringing the Scarborough Subway Extension another step toward reality. Let’s dig in. It’s almost launch time for construction on the Scarborough Subway Extension. The 7.8-km extension of TTC Line 2 subway service will provide seamless, reliable transit to key … Continue reading Clearing the way for the Scarborough Subway Extension launch shaft construction

Tunnelling teams identified for Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension – Now talks begin to drill down on details

Progress continues for two priority transit projects as Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario finalize details with teams who have now been identified to deliver the tunnelling contracts for the Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension. The Scarborough Subway Extension and the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension projects reached another major milestone today (March 5). Metrolinx … Continue reading Tunnelling teams identified for Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension – Now talks begin to drill down on details

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

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

An Anne Marie Aikins column – Hello to a fresh new start in 2021 for transit riders and beyond

Putting 2020 in the rear-view mirror is going to be a challenge. But in this column by Metrolinx’s well-known media senior-manager, Anne Marie Aikins, she writes there’s plenty of reason to feel good about looking straight ahead this year – while allowing some good things to tag along. I dare you to disagree. The end … Continue reading An Anne Marie Aikins column – Hello to a fresh new start in 2021 for transit riders and beyond