Glass and asphalt – Crosstown takes more than transit tracks and tunnels, including bike lanes at Keelesdale station (New images)

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit route takes heavy digging and expert tunnelling. It also needs, as these new pictures of progress show, some elements that are far more common – though perhaps equally as important. In the light of day, Eglinton Crosstown requires finishing touches that are far above the tunnels we often focus … Continue reading Glass and asphalt – Crosstown takes more than transit tracks and tunnels, including bike lanes at Keelesdale station (New images)

Latest updates – How Metrolinx is responding to COVID-19 pandemic

This Metrolinx News post will contain - in one place - the most current information for customers and communities, as the transit agency continues to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please keep checking back for the latest GO Transit, UP Express and Metrolinx-related COVID-19 news updates. You can find the new temporary GO train … Continue reading Latest updates – How Metrolinx is responding to COVID-19 pandemic

On the case – Transit Safety K9 unit teams up with Toronto Police Service to respond to suspicious boxes outside Toronto’s Union Station

Large foot lockers recently left unattended on the sidewalk outside the historic downtown bus and rail station raised more than curious looks by passersby – they led to a quick response by one of Metrolinx’s new explosive detection dogs. No explosives were found, but it was a real-world example of why the teams patrol busy transit hubs, and why they work so closely with local emergency services departments. A couple of … Continue reading On the case – Transit Safety K9 unit teams up with Toronto Police Service to respond to suspicious boxes outside Toronto’s Union Station

After years underground, giant tunnel boring machines being pulled from Crosstown depths

The tunnelling work on Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) was completed in 2016 by four tunnel boring machines (TBMs). The city even knew their names - Dennis, Lea, Don, and Humber. Two were already taken out. Now Dennis and Lea are being pulled out as well. Dennis and Lea – or parts of … Continue reading After years underground, giant tunnel boring machines being pulled from Crosstown depths

Tunnelling work on Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension put out for bids

Today's (March 10) announcement represents important phase in the future deep work that will be needed on both Toronto transit projects. Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have announced an important milestone for the Scarborough Subway and Eglinton Crosstown West extensions. An RFQ – a term meaning ‘request for qualifications’ – is now being put out for … Continue reading Tunnelling work on Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension put out for bids

Striking esthetics, and building progress, found in latest images of Crosstown’s Keelesdale station and light rail vehicle testing

As part of our continuing series of the latest photos from Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown transit project, we want to get a bit artsy, as we feature angles that are good enough to be put up on a wall. This is transit imitating art. We regularly bring you images of progress being made on Metrolinx’s many … Continue reading Striking esthetics, and building progress, found in latest images of Crosstown’s Keelesdale station and light rail vehicle testing

Metrolinx releases COVID-19 measures update for GO Transit and UP Express

The transit agency has responded to an announcement by Toronto Public Health officials of two more people testing positive for the virus in Toronto, including one who used GO Transit. Health officials say the risk of transmission on public transit is considered low. Here’s the latest. While the risk remains low, Metrolinx is working closely … Continue reading Metrolinx releases COVID-19 measures update for GO Transit and UP Express

Give me shelter – Crosstown LRT project focuses on transit sanctums (Photos of the week)

Every journey needs safe havens. This update on progress on the Eglinton light rail transit (LRT) project focuses a camera lens on spaces – big and small – that offer shelter. The first comes from inside Science Centre station, where supports for the overhead power line are now up at platform level. While still looking … Continue reading Give me shelter – Crosstown LRT project focuses on transit sanctums (Photos of the week)

Finch West LRT – Engineering method allows for quick work on Hwy. 400 bridge (See the time-lapse video)

Physics don’t change, but engineering continues to make huge advances in construction. Recent work on a Highway 400 bridge showed how fast – and efficient – new tactics have begun. Tackling work on existing bridges – especially those around a busy area – is often among the most difficult construction feats. But now add the … Continue reading Finch West LRT – Engineering method allows for quick work on Hwy. 400 bridge (See the time-lapse video)

Metrolinx is prepared for COVID-19 and is taking proactive steps to keep everyone safe

Metrolinx continues to monitor the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, and is taking active steps to make sure vehicles are clean for customers. Amid world-wide questions over COVID-19 – commonly known as ‘coronavirus’ - the safety and health of our staff and customers is central to everything we do at Metrolinx. It’s why more than six … Continue reading Metrolinx is prepared for COVID-19 and is taking proactive steps to keep everyone safe