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

Agincourt GO Station demolished – See video of the building coming down, as well as what will rise from the rubble in Scarborough

As work at Agincourt GO progresses, the original station needed to come down. Recently, a temporary trailer and washrooms were set up to prepare for the existing station demolition. Following the clearance of the old station area, improvements to the west platform and the exterior of the new station building can proceed. Watch the demolition … Continue reading Agincourt GO Station demolished – See video of the building coming down, as well as what will rise from the rubble in Scarborough

See the videos – Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnel project completes excavation in tunnel two

Crews have reached another milestone in the new rail passage in the heart of some of the busiest highway traffic in Canada – 100 per cent excavation in tunnel two. Since March, heavy machinery has been digging through rock and debris in the second tunnel. We get the dirt on how this was done on … Continue reading See the videos – Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnel project completes excavation in tunnel two

Reforestation efforts in action – get a drone video view of work Metrolinx is doing to increase tree cover

A new bird’s eye view shows a 3.5-hectare planting site at Rouge National Urban Park. We take you over it all. Let’s go higher than the trees. Metrolinx recently partnered with Parks Canada and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) to plant over 12,000 trees and shrubs at Rouge National Urban Park in preparation for … Continue reading Reforestation efforts in action – get a drone video view of work Metrolinx is doing to increase tree cover