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See Scarborough’s tunnel boring machine prepare for trans-Atlantic journey to Toronto

The Scarborough Subway Extension is nearing another important milestone as the project’s tunnel boring machine is being prepared to be loaded onto a cargo ship and travel across the Atlantic Ocean. Here’s a look at how the big move is starting out. Before it begins its work deep below the surface of Toronto, the tunnel boring machine (TBM) for the Scarborough Subway Extension will travel … Continue reading See Scarborough’s tunnel boring machine prepare for trans-Atlantic journey to Toronto

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Improved transit in Toronto with GO Expansion means new lines and new stations

Once implemented, the GO Expansion program will deliver all-day, two-way service with faster trains running every 15-minutes on more of the GO Network. Last week, Metrolinx News reported on how this project will improve service to and from destinations outside Toronto. Today let’s look at how GO Expansion – combined with other new Metrolinx projects – will reduce travel times inside the city. A new … Continue reading Improved transit in Toronto with GO Expansion means new lines and new stations

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Local manufacturer to help hold back the weight of the earth along the Scarborough Subway Extension

As construction for the new Scarborough Subway Extension continues at the tunnel launch site, teams are already partnering up with a local manufacturer to build the giant concrete rings that will line the tunnel and help keep the earth below Canada’s biggest city at bay. Sophisticated engineering is everywhere you look in a subway project, and for the Scarborough Subway Extension, you don’t have to … Continue reading Local manufacturer to help hold back the weight of the earth along the Scarborough Subway Extension

Metrolinx launches naming contests for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and Scarborough Subway Extension tunnel boring machines

People are getting the chance to name a trio of digging machines, as they make their way to Canada from overseas. Find out below how you can throw your name into the hat. Starting today (Oct. 19), communities along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and the Scarborough Subway Extension will have chance to put their mark on transit history. Metrolinx has started naming contests for … Continue reading Metrolinx launches naming contests for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and Scarborough Subway Extension tunnel boring machines

Digging deep on the new Scarborough Subway Extension

Construction for the Scarborough Subway Extension continues as crews dig even deeper to build the massive excavation needed for the project’s very large tunnel boring machine. It’s all hands on deck at the corner of Sheppard Avenue and McCowan Road as crews pick up the pace to build Scarborough’s new subway line. Building a new subway tunnel in the heart of Scarborough is a complex … Continue reading Digging deep on the new Scarborough Subway Extension

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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 subway will create a more connected and reliable transit experience. … Continue reading Search begins for teams interested in building Scarborough Subway Extension stations

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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 underway to bring more subway service to the east end … Continue reading First look at mighty tunnel boring machine used on Scarborough Subway Extension

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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 ramping up efforts to prepare for excavation. The extension, which … Continue reading Crews on Scarborough Subway Extension prepare for excavation

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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 crews are working hard to keep up the momentum Metrolinx … Continue reading Breaking ground on the Scarborough Subway Extension

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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. The 7.8-kilometre subway extension will bring reliable and seamless transit … Continue reading Tunnel contract finalized for Scarborough Subway Extension