A view of the at-grade tracks for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project

This project is on the level – Fly over the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route in new video

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail project (LRT) has all the ingredients to make a rapid transit line hum. Specifically on the eastern section of the line where much of it will run above ground, there’s tracks going in, pedestrian shelters popping up and overhead wires settling into place. This new drone video gives you a bird’s eye view. We all wish we could fly, but … Continue reading This project is on the level – Fly over the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route in new video

A GO train pulls into the new platform at Kennedy GO Station

New train platform opens as construction progress continues at Kennedy GO Station

As part of GO Transit’s improvements at Kennedy GO Station, the existing train platform is temporarily closed for construction and a new one is open to make sure transit riders can still catch their train. Kennedy Station is one of the most important transit hubs in Toronto’s east end. Not only is it home to existing TTC and GO Transit connections, it is also a … Continue reading New train platform opens as construction progress continues at Kennedy GO Station

New Crosstown station update video – Travel along the LRT route from Science Centre Station to the last stop in Toronto’s east end

We’re continuing our video progress updates. This time, we’re expanding on the final seven kilometre stretch from Science Centre to the end of the line at Kennedy. It might be the home stretch, but the eastern edge of the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project is far from quiet. Science Centre Station is an underground station at one of the busiest intersections in Toronto’s … Continue reading New Crosstown station update video – Travel along the LRT route from Science Centre Station to the last stop in Toronto’s east end

The cutter head of a tunnel boring machine is lifted by a large crane as construction workers look on

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 them – have seen the light of day again. After … Continue reading After years underground, giant tunnel boring machines being pulled from Crosstown depths

Look out below: Getting a close-up look at the Crosstown’s first station

After two years of digging, crews are making significant headway on the first stop to be completed for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project It turns out two years of digging makes a really big hole. Members of the media were taken on a tour Friday to see the progress of the future Keelesdale station, which included a 25-metre descent into the future Eglinton Crosstown LRT … Continue reading Look out below: Getting a close-up look at the Crosstown’s first station

Eglinton Crosstown on track for major milestone

Crews will have installed 10 kilometres of track on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project by December 2018 Laying the track for the Eglinton Crosstown’s future success isn’t easy. Just ask those behind the largest transit expansion in Toronto’s history. Florin Merauta, chief of railway systems for Metrolinx, said it is a major undertaking involving 47 kilometres of track that will take about three years to … Continue reading Eglinton Crosstown on track for major milestone

Local communities benefit from Metrolinx transit projects

Landing a good paying job, with transferable skills, gave Renee Roy a stable income and the opportunity to make a home. She’s now an Operating Engineer apprentice working on the Eglinton Crosstown project and her life has changed dramatically since she started working with Crosslinx Transit Solutions, the consortium building the future LRT line. “I wasn’t getting full hours before Crosslinx. I was from site … Continue reading Local communities benefit from Metrolinx transit projects

A Region United: Spoken Word performance highlights Metrolinx LRT projects

Bringing poetry together with transit may seem like a stretch at first. It doesn’t necessarily make sense on the surface, unless the former is being used to describe the latter. That’s exactly what has happened in the case of Metrolinx’s light rail transit (LRT) projects and the work of spoken word artist Wali Shah. “For me, this was an opportunity to put the pieces together,” … Continue reading A Region United: Spoken Word performance highlights Metrolinx LRT projects

Eglinton Crosstown on track for much anticipated completion

Tour of Mount Dennis site shows significant progress on LRT station and maintenance and storage facility From standing high on the rooftop of Mount Dennis station, to walking along the tracks at the nearly complete maintenance and storage facility, it’s easy to see how far the Eglinton Crosstown has come. Reporters and photographers were given a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the future transit hub Wednesday and … Continue reading Eglinton Crosstown on track for much anticipated completion

Beneath the Eglinton Crosstown

The shaping of stations continues as part of the Metrolinx light rail project Deep down, below the surface of Eglinton Avenue, there is an incredible amount of work taking place to create the future stations along the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line. Since the tunnels were first bored and excavation from the surface began, construction has focused on making the connection between spaces at every underground … Continue reading Beneath the Eglinton Crosstown