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 … 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 … 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

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

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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading Eglinton Crosstown on track for much anticipated completion