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

Phil Verster explains the network effect and how it will create new transit possibilities for generations of customers

Metrolinx News readers have seen a lot about the ‘network effect’ and what it means for riders. It refers to the opportunities that come with a stronger, more flexible transit system, with seamless connections across the communities, more frequent service and new projects that will, once opened, reduce crowding on existing lines. These projects are … Continue reading Phil Verster explains the network effect and how it will create new transit possibilities for generations of customers

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

Metrolinx releases detour plans to keep people moving during Ontario Line Queen Street construction

Even though a lot of subway construction happens underground, there are still impacts at street level – especially near stations. Small parts of Toronto’s Queen Street on either side of Yonge Street are slated for detours to make way for necessary construction work to build a new Ontario Line station at Queen, under the current … Continue reading Metrolinx releases detour plans to keep people moving during Ontario Line Queen Street construction

Brand new Bay Concourse opens to customers inside Union Station today

As the busiest transit hub in Canada, Union Station is used to playing host to more than – prior to COVID-19 – 300,000 daily visitors. Serving those travelers is about to get easier, as Bay Concourse is now open, thanks to a project led by the City of Toronto, in partnership with Metrolinx. We break … Continue reading Brand new Bay Concourse opens to customers inside Union Station today

Residents near northern segment of Ontario Line route invited to virtual open house event

Tonight (June 30), Metrolinx experts will share the latest on frequently-raised Ontario Line topics for the northern segment of the line, such as the planned train maintenance and storage facility and what transit corridor lands mean for those who live in them. People who live along the northern segment of the Ontario Line will have … Continue reading Residents near northern segment of Ontario Line route invited to virtual open house event

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

Bidding opens on Ontario Line contract for Exhibition Station early works

Early works at Exhibition Station will set the foundation for major construction that will start in 2023. Read on to learn how Metrolinx is getting ready to break ground on the Ontario Line. Building a major new transit line without making some preparations beforehand would be like renovating your living room without moving your furniture … Continue reading Bidding opens on Ontario Line contract for Exhibition Station early works

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

Corktown Station Early Works Report brings Ontario Line another step closer to reality

Metrolinx is looking for community feedback on a new environmental assessment for the early works required at Ontario Line’s Corktown Station. These steps are important to keep the project on track and deliver transit relief sooner. In another important development in the life of Ontario Line, Metrolinx is releasing an Early Works Report for Corktown … Continue reading Corktown Station Early Works Report brings Ontario Line another step closer to reality