Finch West LRT track installation and vehicle testing updates

New infographic shows how much track has been put down and LRVs continue important testing phase. Nearly half of all track is now installed along the Finch West light rail transit (LRT) route. That’s up from about 35 per cent, when Metrolinx News last updated readers on track installation back in May. Crews continue to make progress on the east end of the new line … Continue reading Finch West LRT track installation and vehicle testing updates

Development partner selected to transform Front and Spadina

Dream Kilmer will re-zone and redevelop Metrolinx land for future home of Spadina- Front GO Station. Integrating transit into the places people live, work, shop and play is the smart, forward-thinking approach that creates convenient and reliable ways to connect more people to transit. This is exactly what Metrolinx is planning to do at the southwest corner of Front Street West and Spadina Avenue in … Continue reading Development partner selected to transform Front and Spadina

Finch West LRT – drone flyover video and spring progress recap

Crews made significant progress on the Finch West light rail transit (LRT) line throughout spring 2022, including vehicle testing work, installation of tracks and other key railway infrastructure and the final electrical substation delivery. Metrolinx News is here to recap these exciting developments that show just how far this landmark transit project has come. Spring was a busy season for the Finch West LRT. Located … Continue reading Finch West LRT – drone flyover video and spring progress recap

Another round of work kicks off on the Kitchener Line that will see an upgraded Bloor GO Station and West Toronto Railpath

More work is happening on the Kitchener Line that will help bring two-way, all-day service from Toronto’s Union Station to Kitchener GO Station. The latest round of improvements includes upgrades to Bloor GO Station and the West Toronto Railpath that will improve customer experience and increase access and connections in the community.   Transforming the Kitchener Line into a two-way, all-day rapid transit line is a … Continue reading Another round of work kicks off on the Kitchener Line that will see an upgraded Bloor GO Station and West Toronto Railpath

Full-length vehicle testing starts for Eglinton Crosstown – plus station updates

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) is marking another milestone as three-car light rail vehicles (LRVs) begin testing. Kennedy and Laird Stations have also undergone recent improvements – scroll down for a closer look. Look out – full-length vehicles for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT are hitting the streets.   That means three cars, and a capacity of almost 500 people.  This marks a major step … Continue reading Full-length vehicle testing starts for Eglinton Crosstown – plus station updates

Some GO Buses to be rerouted due to Honda Indy Toronto July 15 – 17

Start your engines: after a two-year hiatus, Honda Indy Toronto is racing into town this weekend (July 15 – 17), and with it comes some GO Bus rerouting due to road closures. Read on to find out what that means for your commute. Events are starting to take centre stage once again after two years of pandemic restrictions, and that means Honda Indy Toronto is … Continue reading Some GO Buses to be rerouted due to Honda Indy Toronto July 15 – 17

Road-level paving is underway at the east end of the Eglinton Crosstown – plus more progress at three underground stations

Construction on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT is making progress, including paving on the surface-level section of the line. Take a look at some photos of Mount Pleasant, Forest Hill and Leaside stations. The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project has recently made several advances – both on the underground and above ground sections of the line. Out of the total 19 km that the … Continue reading Road-level paving is underway at the east end of the Eglinton Crosstown – plus more progress at three underground stations

Finch West LRT update – Multi-use tunnel construction now underway at Highway 400

While crews continue to build a new transit line along Finch West Avenue in Toronto, the team is also making improvements for pedestrians and cyclists. A new tunnel near the Highway 400 on-ramp will make it safer and easier for people to get around. Building community connections is a key objective of the Finch West light rail transit (LRT) project. The new light rail line … Continue reading Finch West LRT update – Multi-use tunnel construction now underway at Highway 400

Wondering why there’s dozens of traffic signals near Victoria Park and Eglinton? Metrolinx News explains

If you’ve travelled past the corner of Victoria Park and Eglinton in Toronto recently, you might have noticed a rather strange sight. Pedestrian crossing signals are mounted on wooden posts in a storage area, across from the future O’Connor Station on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line. As the location suggests, they were used during LRT construction. Metrolinx News has the full story, along with some … Continue reading Wondering why there’s dozens of traffic signals near Victoria Park and Eglinton? Metrolinx News explains

Improvements continue at Toronto’s iconic transit hub as part of the Union Station Enhancement Project

Work on the Union Station Enhancement Project (USEP) is in full swing. Metrolinx News dives into what’s on the horizon for this transformative project, which will help prepare Union Station for increased GO service levels planned as part of the GO Expansion program. Keep reading to find out more about the progress that’s been made. If you frequent Union Station, you’ve likely noticed that GO … Continue reading Improvements continue at Toronto’s iconic transit hub as part of the Union Station Enhancement Project