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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 and the TTC’s Line 2, Line 3 and the future … Continue reading Delivering new rapid transit to support a growing Durham Region community

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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 areas in Scarborough, and is expected to serve over 105,000 … Continue reading Clearing the way for the Scarborough Subway Extension launch shaft construction

Find out how Metrolinx is bringing more rapid transit to Durham Region

Metrolinx is working to bring new rapid transit options to the region of Durham. Learn how you can get involved in the newest rapid transit project in the works – the Durham-Scarborough BRT. Bus rapid transit (BRT) is one of lesser-known heroes of the public transit world. It’s not all about the trains. Buses are one of the most cost-effective ways of moving people around … Continue reading Find out how Metrolinx is bringing more rapid transit to Durham Region

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Agincourt GO Station demolished – See video of the building coming down, as well as what will rise from the rubble in Scarborough

As work at Agincourt GO progresses, the original station needed to come down. Recently, a temporary trailer and washrooms were set up to prepare for the existing station demolition. Following the clearance of the old station area, improvements to the west platform and the exterior of the new station building can proceed. Watch the demolition video – an important step in delivering a new home … Continue reading Agincourt GO Station demolished – See video of the building coming down, as well as what will rise from the rubble in Scarborough

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 needed when the project is adding almost eight kilometres of … Continue reading Keeping the Scarborough Subway Extension moving forward

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Work moves ahead – and deep under – to prepare for construction of Scarborough Subway Extension

Before you really dig into a project like the Scarborough Subway Extension, there’s lots of things to understand and do. Here’s how that important advance work is unfolding, and how crews have been digging in to make sure communities avoid disruptions down the line. Even before construction really begins on the Scarborough Subway Extension, there’s a lot going on far below the surface. Teams at … Continue reading Work moves ahead – and deep under – to prepare for construction of Scarborough Subway Extension

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Scarborough Junction Grade Separation Project will mean improved rail service – See how it may lead to changes for Scarborough GO Station customers

The Scarborough Junction Grade Separation Project will be a major element of the huge GO Expansion Program and help speed up service on the Lakeshore East and Stouffville Rail corridors. Here’s what you need to know. You may have heard by now that the GO Expansion Program will provide faster and more convenient transit for the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region of Ontario. But here are … Continue reading Scarborough Junction Grade Separation Project will mean improved rail service – See how it may lead to changes for Scarborough GO Station customers

Rarely used “top-down” construction technique used to build new rail bridge at Milliken GO

A new rail bridge is taking shape at Steeles Avenue East near Milliken GO Station. Since June, the construction team has been focused on advancing this work and recently completed a concrete pour of the bridge deck. This pour was a significant milestone as it connects the substructure elements (abutments and pier) with the superstructure (deck), completing a critical phase of construction. With the entire … Continue reading Rarely used “top-down” construction technique used to build new rail bridge at Milliken GO

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Scarborough Subway Extension update- Two more steps taken toward better transit

The new three-stop Scarborough Subway Extension is now two steps closer to construction. The first stage in the bidding process closed in May, and on July 10, Metrolinx released an updated environmental project report that is a key part of moving the project forward. As progress marches on, this article explores how people living in – and connecting through – Scarborough are that much closer … Continue reading Scarborough Subway Extension update- Two more steps taken toward better transit

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Metrolinx releases updated business cases for Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

New documents outline benefits for thousands of travellers moving around the GTA. Metrolinx has released updated business cases for the Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension. The business cases show how both projects will provide significant benefits for regular commutes and special journeys by cutting travel times and expanding passenger capacity. There are other substantial project benefits noted in both reports, such as: … Continue reading Metrolinx releases updated business cases for Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension