Part of Eglinton to be realigned for Scarborough Subway work

Metrolinx keeps people moving at Eglinton & Midland during Scarborough Subway Extension construction As construction continues for the Scarborough Subway Extension, a corner of Eglinton Avenue East and Midland Avenue is being transformed to keep traffic, pedestrians and cyclists moving. Construction has been underway since spring 2021 to extend the TTC’s Line 2 subway further north into Scarborough, with three new subway stations. As crews … Continue reading Part of Eglinton to be realigned for Scarborough Subway work

Scarborough Subway Extension tunnel boring machine getting into position to prepare for tunnelling

Metrolinx is marking another important milestone for the three-stop Scarborough Subway Extension as the project’s tunnel boring machine, Diggy Scardust, gets lowered into its launch shaft. Watch the new timelapses of the machine being assembled and lowered and read more about what’s next. After a journey across the Atlantic Ocean, Diggy Scardust, Scarborough’s aptly named tunnel boring machine (TBM), is assembled and getting ready to … Continue reading Scarborough Subway Extension tunnel boring machine getting into position to prepare for tunnelling

Headwall construction begins for Scarborough Subway Extension

Heads up – construction for an important part of the Scarborough Subway Extension, called a headwall, is now underway. Keep reading to find out why this work is so critical for the tunnelling that will start soon. Scarborough’s three-stop subway extension continues to take shape with crews starting work on the project’s headwalls. Headwalls are underground support structures made up of a series of concrete … Continue reading Headwall construction begins for Scarborough Subway Extension

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Metrolinx releases new station maps for Scarborough Subway Extension

Metrolinx has released stations plans for the three-stop Scarborough Subway Extension showing the proposed building locations, entrances and bus terminals. Keep reading to see the new images and register for the virtual open house tonight (March 7). Metrolinx has unveiled updated station maps for the Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE). The three-stop subway extension has made significant progress over the last two years. Construction is well … Continue reading Metrolinx releases new station maps for Scarborough Subway Extension

Scarborough Subway Extension update – Three teams shortlisted for contract to build stations

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have reached another important milestone for the Scarborough Subway Extension  – three teams have been shortlisted to submit their proposals for how they will design and build the stations, lay down the tracks, and install the technology that will connect the extension to the Line 2 subway. Keep reading to find out more about the three teams. One of Toronto’s new … Continue reading Scarborough Subway Extension update – Three teams shortlisted for contract to build stations

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Between the Lines podcast – TBM naming contest winners, and the return of Cinnabon to Union Station?

Metrolinx chief spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins takes people’s questions on her Between the Lines’ weekly #AMAwithAMA podcast segment. This week, the winning names for the machines digging tunnels for two Toronto subway projects and possibly the most famous smell in Toronto train station history. Listen to the full episode below. Do you smell that? It’s one part nostalgia, two parts cream cheese icing, with a … Continue reading Between the Lines podcast – TBM naming contest winners, and the return of Cinnabon to Union Station?

The names that stuck – winning names for the Eglinton Crosstown West and Scarborough Subway Extension tunnel boring machines revealed

After thousands of votes from the community, the winning names are in for the Scarborough Subway Extension’s tunnel boring machine and the two machines that will build the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension’s twin tunnels. The results are in, and they are heavy on the puns (sorry, Diggy McDigface didn’t win). After months of voting and deliberation, the winning names are decided for the Scarborough Subway … Continue reading The names that stuck – winning names for the Eglinton Crosstown West and Scarborough Subway Extension tunnel boring machines revealed

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Scarborough’s mighty tunnel boring machine will soon be arriving at its new home for subway extension project

The Scarborough Subway Extension’s engineering and earth-digging star, a huge tunnel boring machine, is finishing its journey from Germany. Here’s how it’s being welcomed to its home turf – which it will soon tunnel through. They’re bringing the muscle home. After a journey across the Atlantic Ocean, the Scarborough Subway Extension’s tunnel boring machine – also called a TBM – is arriving at the site … Continue reading Scarborough’s mighty tunnel boring machine will soon be arriving at its new home for subway extension project

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Wrapping up a big year for Scarborough’s new subway extension – See the new video

Construction officially began on Scarborough’s subway extension in June 2021, and crews continue to make great progress on delivering this project. Here’s a look back at a big year of milestones on the Scarborough Subway Extension. When it comes to progress on Scarborough’s new subway extension, a lot can happen in six months. Just over half a year ago, the northeast corner of Sheppard Avenue … Continue reading Wrapping up a big year for Scarborough’s new subway extension – See the new video

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They’re here. Tunnel boring machines for Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension arrive

After a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, the mighty tunnel boring machines, which will dig the tunnels for the Scarborough Subway Extension and the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, arrived in the ports of Oshawa and Hamilton this week. Here are images to commemorate these massive machines being unloaded onto Canadian soil. After a long voyage from Germany, tunnel boring machines that will be used on … Continue reading They’re here. Tunnel boring machines for Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension arrive