Be flexible and give yourself plenty of extra time if you’re heading into downtown Toronto on June 4 – 5

With closures on the Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway, construction on the Barrie GO Line, hourly service on the Lakeshore West GO Line and partial closures of the TTC’s Line 1 and Line 2 subways on Saturday and Sunday, getting around downtown Toronto is going to require some extra patience. With a long list of road closures and transit disruptions scheduled for this weekend, … Continue reading Be flexible and give yourself plenty of extra time if you’re heading into downtown Toronto on June 4 – 5

Scarborough Subway Extension update – Three teams shortlisted for contract to build stations

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have reached another important milestone for the Scarborough Subway Extension  – three teams have been shortlisted to submit their proposals for how they will design and build the stations, lay down the tracks, and install the technology that will connect the extension to the Line 2 subway. Keep reading to find out more about the three teams. One of Toronto’s new … Continue reading Scarborough Subway Extension update – Three teams shortlisted for contract to build stations

What’s ahead for the Yonge North Subway Extension in 2022

Updated environmental studies and the search for teams to build new subway tunnels are signs that the pace of progress on this new transit project is dialing up another notch in 2022. The path ahead for the Yonge North Subway Extension will be filled with important milestones through the rest of the year that will bring the eight-kilometre, four stop extension of TTC Line 1 … Continue reading What’s ahead for the Yonge North Subway Extension in 2022

What is LRT? Light rail transit explained

Metrolinx News is going back to the basics on light rail transit. Is it a streetcar? Is it a subway? This is LRT, explained. Metrolinx News constantly offers up transit project updates through photos, videos, and graphics. This content is our bread and butter. So we may take some background for granted. There have been countless stories on the light rail transit (LRT) projects happening … Continue reading What is LRT? Light rail transit explained

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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 destination in Mississauga, at the tunnel launch site for the … Continue reading Home for the holidays – The tunnel boring machines for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension arrive at launch site

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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, operate, and maintain the new infrastructure and trains for 25 … Continue reading GO Expansion set to electrify the region – With rapid all-day service and new electric trains

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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 half a year ago, the northeast corner of Sheppard Avenue … 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 extensive prayer spaces, new religious services and facilities, a mezzanine … 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 bring faster transit to more people across York Region and … 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), Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario started the search for a team … Continue reading Metrolinx reaches another milestone on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension