See new videos of Crosstown light rail vehicles arrive in preparation for testing to come

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project has seen great movement, including recent delivery of light rail vehicles to a testing site. We told you the story and showed you the images in previous posts – including one where a local mechanic pitched in to keep a delivery truck on schedule. Now see what … Continue reading See new videos of Crosstown light rail vehicles arrive in preparation for testing to come

Train time is anytime as Metrolinx reminds Credit River thrill seekers to stay off tracks for their own safety

The temperature outside is rising and so are the number of incidents involving trespassers, particularly with people using a railway overpass as a diving platform into the Credit River in Mississauga. “Emergency. Emergency. Emergency.” Holding their collective breath, the crew of a Lakeshore West GO train recently slammed on their brakes and made an urgent call … Continue reading Train time is anytime as Metrolinx reminds Credit River thrill seekers to stay off tracks for their own safety

New video shows Hurontario light rail transit storage facility taking shape

While everyone has been stuck at home, construction crews have continued to work bringing new transit to the communities in Peel Region. And here’s footage that will bring you up to speed. It’s not just spring birds enjoying the bright and clear skies. In the latest Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project video, take a … Continue reading New video shows Hurontario light rail transit storage facility taking shape

Drone video footage from Crosstown LRT project flies over Science Centre Station

The intersection of Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East is already offering a few new interesting pieces to the city’s landscape. As part of the Eglinton Crosstown project, we have new video over some highlights of the ongoing build. Come fly with us. The latest Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project video provides … Continue reading Drone video footage from Crosstown LRT project flies over Science Centre Station

Soar above and below Eglinton Station in the latest Crosstown video

Eglinton Station continues to see progress for the new Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) line. Strap in and take a ride to see it unfold. While it may look like just a noisy hole in the ground, there’s a lot happening in a hidden world filled with concrete, metal and machines.   The latest … Continue reading Soar above and below Eglinton Station in the latest Crosstown video

Watching over environmental integrity of Toronto’s Small’s Creek a personal mission for Metrolinx ecologist: See the video

As Metrolinx works on the GO Expansion project, which includes engaging with community members around Toronto’s Small’s Creek ravine, Gretel Green, manager of Environmental Programs and Assessment for Metrolinx, offers up a perspective born from trekking in Toronto’s important green spaces with her family. As a recent transplant to Toronto’s east end, it’s been a … Continue reading Watching over environmental integrity of Toronto’s Small’s Creek a personal mission for Metrolinx ecologist: See the video

The promise – How virtual tour of Union Station by youngest transit fans became a lesson in tough realities but also assurance things will get better

It’s been tough to be an adult, adjusting life and movements around a pandemic. But imagine, as a child, recent adjustments aren’t really changes at all – they’re just realities of life. Anne Marie Aikins, Metrolinx’s well-known head of media relations, was reminded as she recently led a group of kindergarten students through a virtual … Continue reading The promise – How virtual tour of Union Station by youngest transit fans became a lesson in tough realities but also assurance things will get better

It’s a bird, a plane – No, it’s the drone system that’s used to capture interesting angles along the Hurontario LRT route

We’re sorry if we tend to, well, drone on and on about some of the overhead videos we’ve collected above projects like the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (HuLRT) project. But they’re very cool. https://youtu.be/ERzifeX3F_Y And judging by how many views they get, we know many of you like them as well. But you may also … Continue reading It’s a bird, a plane – No, it’s the drone system that’s used to capture interesting angles along the Hurontario LRT route

Point and Call – Metrolinx introduces the practice of Shisa Kanko to GO Transit trains

Passengers travelling, or soon returning to more regular GO Transit trips might notice something a little out of the ordinary when their train comes to a stop. An ancient Japanese practice is now in place and it’s aimed at improving the door operations of the coaches and ultimately making the GO system even safer. Mother … Continue reading Point and Call – Metrolinx introduces the practice of Shisa Kanko to GO Transit trains

Tracking the track along Finch Avenue West – See time-lapse video of the first Traction Power Substation at the Maintenance and Storage Facility

Guideway construction work has started along Finch Avenue West for the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) line. But there’s a lot more happening – captured in images, video and this primer. And learn why experts will need to ‘burn in’ the light rail vehicles to come, and how cork is used on the rails. … Continue reading Tracking the track along Finch Avenue West – See time-lapse video of the first Traction Power Substation at the Maintenance and Storage Facility