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What’s below? Borehole testing moves along Hurontario LRT route

Experts working on the Hurontario Light Rail Transit line linking Mississauga and Brampton need to know what’s below the surface along the important path. In the latest images of progress along the line, see how boreholes are making their mark. We’re not going to make any ‘boring’ jokes – because we’ve done too many in the past. But we did want to go a bit … Continue reading What’s below? Borehole testing moves along Hurontario LRT route

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‘Push box’ and elevated guideways in store for Hurontario Light Rail Transit project

For many, a new year means new routines and new resolutions. For the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) team, it means taking things to another level, literally. Here’s how things are rising up in preparation for the new rapid transit route between Brampton and Mississauga, including an engineering piece that’s a first for Ontario. Work on the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) route is about … Continue reading ‘Push box’ and elevated guideways in store for Hurontario Light Rail Transit project

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Metrolinx COVID-19 update

Metrolinx has constantly updated incidents where transit staff, and customers, may have tested positive for COVID-19. Here’s the latest. We have been informed that a Metrolinx bus operator who covers GO Bus Route 36 between Brampton and York Mills has tested positive for COVID-19. The last day of work for the driver was October 25. All staff wear PPE at work and the bus operators … Continue reading Metrolinx COVID-19 update

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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 this year, the team of 12 canvassers is taking a … Continue reading On the move – Metrolinx Community Canvassers out in Mississauga and Brampton

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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. Crews continue to shatter and haul away medians built along … Continue reading Leveled – Street divides continue to be torn away to make way for Hurontario LRT route

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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, on and off the Finch Avenue West roadway. Earlier this … Continue reading Inside the workshop – A rare glimpse at how Finch West LRT vehicles are put together

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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 this spring, and why bore holes are actually more interesting … 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)

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Putting the puzzle together at Bramalea GO Station

While the finishing touches are being put on the parking structure at Bramalea GO, new construction work is starting that will change the way customers access their trains. Starting April 20, the centre pedestrian tunnel is being closed to complete important upgrades on the west and centre portions of the island platform. If you think finishing a thousand-piece puzzle feels good, imagine that feeling – … Continue reading Putting the puzzle together at Bramalea GO Station

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 been under construction for more than eight months and major … 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 Community Connectors program is all about: reaching businesses and residents … Continue reading Community Connectors are changing how Metrolinx talks transit