From Avenue Station to Leaside – Another new video update on an important section of Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit route

While most of us are stuck inside, take a look outside, with this Crosstown progress feature, as well as see an excavation milestone. We may not have video postcards of waves lapping at Mexican beaches. And we can’t offer virtual escapes to Venice. But you seem to be enjoying recent video updates showing progress made … Continue reading From Avenue Station to Leaside – Another new video update on an important section of Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit route

From Fairbank to Chaplin Station – A video update on Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit route

We have another video update on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project. Now let’s roll the footage. Time to show Fairbank and Chaplin some love. Last week, we published an update video showing progress made on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project – specifically, the section from Mount Dennis Station to Caledonia Station. Now … Continue reading From Fairbank to Chaplin Station – A video update on Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit route

Walk the future of Toronto rapid transit – Video of the Crosstown light rail transit system’s west end stations

We have an inside look at an important section of the Toronto light rail transit project that might help future passengers get a sense of what’s been accomplished, as well as where it’s headed. Sure, pictures are worth a thousand words. But we have a recently released video of the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit … Continue reading Walk the future of Toronto rapid transit – Video of the Crosstown light rail transit system’s west end stations

See video of the Crosstown light rail transit boring machines being raised from under Toronto

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project has had many elements that have captured imaginations. But perhaps none like the work of the giant boring machines that did the tunneling. We’ve created a time-lapse video of the last two of those diggers being taken out of the ground. This is the best boring video you’ll … Continue reading See video of the Crosstown light rail transit boring machines being raised from under Toronto

Rare look inside the beast – Crosstown LRT tunnel boring machine image sees giant mechanics opened up

Now that the last two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) have been largely taken out of the Earth at the Crosstown light rail transit sites, we’re getting up close and personal with the heroes of the deep. This is the innards of the beast. After being interned underground, large sections of the last two huge tunnel … Continue reading Rare look inside the beast – Crosstown LRT tunnel boring machine image sees giant mechanics opened up

Bus loops to be closed at Eglinton West station – Here’s a video guide to get around during this important phase of Crosstown construction

The area around Eglinton West Station is undergoing a dramatic shift to make way for Toronto’s Crosstown light rail vehicle system. And during an upcoming phase, bus movements will be shifted around. While a hassle for those with set routines, we’ve tried to make the changes easy to deal with – including creating a video … Continue reading Bus loops to be closed at Eglinton West station – Here’s a video guide to get around during this important phase of Crosstown construction

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)

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