On the move – Metrolinx Community Canvassers out in Mississauga and Brampton

As work to build the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (HuLRT) continues, hearing what local residents have to say about the project is important.  Recently, Metrolinx began canvassing neighbourhoods and businesses along Hurontario Street between the Brampton Gateway Terminal and Port Credit GO in Mississauga. Their work will stretch into November. With major construction starting later … Continue reading On the move – Metrolinx Community Canvassers out in Mississauga and Brampton

Leveled – Street divides continue to be torn away to make way for Hurontario LRT route

Drivers along Hurontario Street, running from Brampton to Mississauga, have been noticing something missing over these past months. Work continues on a massive operation to clear away long-standing medians built to divide traffic. Here’s the difference a clean-slate looks along one of Ontario’s great urban thoroughfares. It’s an extra- large amount of work on medians. … Continue reading Leveled – Street divides continue to be torn away to make way for Hurontario LRT route

Inside the workshop – A rare glimpse at how Finch West LRT vehicles are put together

Before they glide smoothly through Toronto neighbourhoods, transit vehicles have to get built somewhere. How they come together and where might surprise you. Metrolinx takes you inside the local Alstom factory for a sneak peek at how light rail vehicles are assembled. The Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project continues to make great strides, … Continue reading Inside the workshop – A rare glimpse at how Finch West LRT vehicles are put together

The Hurontario light rail project starts construction – Here’s what residents can expect as crews drill down for the important transit route (Video)

Building a modern rapid transit system takes an eye on the future – in this case, far beyond the COVID-19 pause. But it also takes heavy lifting, and deep digs, that can be traced back to the earliest construction techniques on the planet. Here’s a bit of a primer on how things are kicking off … Continue reading The Hurontario light rail project starts construction – Here’s what residents can expect as crews drill down for the important transit route (Video)

Building up Bramalea GO – major expansion milestone brings revamped station one step closer to reality

Bramalea GO customers can expect changes to their commute starting February 13, as construction work on new station building, parking structure and platforms moves onto next phase. Building a new GO station takes a lot of heavy lifting. It’s not just excavators, cranes, and bulldozers - it also takes people power. Bramalea GO station has … Continue reading Building up Bramalea GO – major expansion milestone brings revamped station one step closer to reality

Community Connectors are changing how Metrolinx talks transit

A personal approach to talking transit, LRTs and construction When Sulema James walks into the local grocery store, she’s not there to buy milk or eggs, but speak to the small business owner about the future transit that will be running in front of their shop in Hamilton. This good neighbour approach is what the … Continue reading Community Connectors are changing how Metrolinx talks transit