Threading the needle – What’s happening along Crosstown LRT intersections during occasional intersection closures (See the video)

Look up. We have a new video, showing how crews – after dark – use a special vehicle to help create the catenary system that will power Crosstown. A lot goes on after nightfall. Including traffic-stopping action along the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) route. https://videopress.com/v/N5NXlDnZ?preloadContent=metadata If you’ve ever been at a Toronto intersection … Continue reading Threading the needle – What’s happening along Crosstown LRT intersections during occasional intersection closures (See the video)

Check out this new track – Toronto’s Finch West LRT installs first rails at critical transit facility

It’s always a big deal when the first stretches of rail are put down along any section of a new transit line. So there’s reason to boast, when crews working on the Finch West Light Rail Transit system recently installed the first tracks at the Maintenance and Storage Facility. Here’s how it looked. Think of … Continue reading Check out this new track – Toronto’s Finch West LRT installs first rails at critical transit facility

On the move – Metrolinx Community Canvassers out in Mississauga and Brampton

As work to build the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (HuLRT) continues, hearing what local residents have to say about the project is important.  Recently, Metrolinx began canvassing neighbourhoods and businesses along Hurontario Street between the Brampton Gateway Terminal and Port Credit GO in Mississauga. Their work will stretch into November. With major construction starting later … Continue reading On the move – Metrolinx Community Canvassers out in Mississauga and Brampton

Metrolinx will begin tearing down 21 unsafe buildings in Hamilton starting this November

The provincial transit agency has been in contact with the City Manager, to discuss any proposals the City of Hamilton may bring forward related to the 37 other properties owned by the provincial transit agency along the former LRT route. Metrolinx is going to begin taking down 21 vacant building it owns along King and … Continue reading Metrolinx will begin tearing down 21 unsafe buildings in Hamilton starting this November

From the ground up – A look at how the Hurontario LRT project is able to reduce all the waste they would normally face

With any large construction effort – think of renovating just your bathroom – there’s stuff that is cast aside. All that expected debris and waste that can accumulate. But when you’re building something as large as the Hurontario LRT route, are there ways to cut down on the waste? The answer is ‘yes’, including software … Continue reading From the ground up – A look at how the Hurontario LRT project is able to reduce all the waste they would normally face

Leveled – Street divides continue to be torn away to make way for Hurontario LRT route

Drivers along Hurontario Street, running from Brampton to Mississauga, have been noticing something missing over these past months. Work continues on a massive operation to clear away long-standing medians built to divide traffic. Here’s the difference a clean-slate looks along one of Ontario’s great urban thoroughfares. It’s an extra- large amount of work on medians. … Continue reading Leveled – Street divides continue to be torn away to make way for Hurontario LRT route

Scarborough Junction Grade Separation Project will mean improved rail service

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 … Continue reading Scarborough Junction Grade Separation Project will mean improved rail service

Meet Tyler and Dougie – Metrolinx’s newest Transit Safety dynamic K9 duo

Customers will soon begin seeing Special Constable Tyler Long and his K9 partner Dougie, around the GO Transit and UP Express networks. But let’s go out on patrol with them right now. Sergeant Cam Cooper went to see a man about a dog. It wasn’t, Dougie – but when he laid eyes on this friendly, … Continue reading Meet Tyler and Dougie – Metrolinx’s newest Transit Safety dynamic K9 duo