Home for the holidays – The tunnel boring machines for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension arrive at launch site

Metrolinx is as excited as a kid on Christmas morning to see two iconic pieces of the tunnel boring machines arrive at the tunnel launch site after their journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Metrolinx News has images from the big moment, check them out. Schwanau. Antwerp. Hamilton. And now they’ve made it to their final … Continue reading Home for the holidays – The tunnel boring machines for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension arrive at launch site

GO Expansion set to electrify the region – With rapid all-day service and new electric trains

There is no precedent for the GO Expansion program – it is a highly complex undertaking unlike anything before in Canada. The largest and most complicated element of the program is the GO Expansion On-Corridor Works package, a single innovative, fully integrated contract to run more and better service. The winning team will design, build, … Continue reading GO Expansion set to electrify the region – With rapid all-day service and new electric trains

Wrapping up a big year for Scarborough’s new subway extension – See the new video

Construction officially began on Scarborough’s subway extension in June 2021, and crews continue to make great progress on delivering this project. Here’s a look back at a big year of milestones on the Scarborough Subway Extension. When it comes to progress on Scarborough’s new subway extension, a lot can happen in six months. Just over … Continue reading Wrapping up a big year for Scarborough’s new subway extension – See the new video

Islamic Society of Toronto and Metrolinx to convert building in Thorncliffe Park to a new Islamic Centre with significant additional community benefits

Today (Dec. 14), the Islamic Society of Toronto (IST) and Metrolinx are pleased to announce that an existing IST building, at 20 Overlea Boulevard in Thorncliffe Park, will be converted into a new Islamic Centre with significant additional community benefits, as part of the Ontario Line project. The new centre will include larger and more … Continue reading Islamic Society of Toronto and Metrolinx to convert building in Thorncliffe Park to a new Islamic Centre with significant additional community benefits

Metrolinx CEO statement on refined route for Yonge North Subway Extension

Metrolinx president and CEO, Phil Verster, explains how input from communities has shaped design improvements to the northern section of the route. Metrolinx president and CEO, Phil Verster has just released (Dec. 8, 2021) the following statement on the Yonge North Subway Extension project: “The Yonge North Subway Extension is a long-awaited project that will … Continue reading Metrolinx CEO statement on refined route for Yonge North Subway Extension

Metrolinx reaches another milestone on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

As crews continue to make progress at the launch site for the tunnel boring machines that dig between Renforth Drive and Scarlett Road, Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario are moving forward with plans for a second section of tunnels for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension. Read on to get the latest info. Earlier today (Dec. 2), … Continue reading Metrolinx reaches another milestone on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

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

Crews install last piece of track for Eglinton Crosstown LRT

The Eglinton Crosstown LRT project reached an exciting milestone this week (Nov.1), as crews laid down the last section of track along the 19-kilometre rapid transit line. Get a glimpse of this historic moment for transit in Toronto. Toronto is having its own last spike moment. For any rail system, hammering in the last spike … Continue reading Crews install last piece of track for Eglinton Crosstown LRT

The reason Laird Station is one of the longest on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line

Metrolinx News brings you regular updates on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project as it moves closer to completion – using the latest images from construction crews. This week, the photos are from underground, at street level, and even from above. They may also answer a question transit fans have about Laird Station. It’s always good … Continue reading The reason Laird Station is one of the longest on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line