Come underground at the Eglinton Crosstown

The Toronto Star has an excellent look at Laird Station on the Eglinton Crosstown, one of three stations that is being mined. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw0LnRi4UcI Take a look, and a read of Ben Spurr’s story to get a look at where only our construction teams have gone so far. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/04/29/underground-eglinton-crosstown-lrt-stations-take-shape-with-unique-mining-technique.html  

More Opportunities for Women in Construction

During construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx is partnering with its constructor, Crosslinx Transit Solutions, to bridge the gender gap in the construction industry and encouraging young women to join the field. Women make up just 12.6 percent of the construction industry’s labour force and 4 percent of tradespeople. Read more on the Crosstown … Continue reading More Opportunities for Women in Construction

Metrolinx Board Meeting – June 2017

The Metrolinx Board of Directors met today to receive a number of reports, including updates on PRESTO, Metrolinx’s capital projects and GO service expansion.   PRESTO Update PRESTO Executive Vice President Rob Hollis reported on the PRESTO retail partnership with Loblaw, which entails Shoppers Drug Mart locations across Toronto selling PRESTO cards and offering PRESTO … Continue reading Metrolinx Board Meeting – June 2017

News Roundup

So much is going on here to build transit that will benefit people in the region. Read on for a snapshot of how we’re making it easier to connect in the GTHA. We are making great progress on the Eglinton Crosstown and are well on our way to launching this outstanding new service as scheduled … Continue reading News Roundup

Quiz: How well were you paying attention in 2016?

Fancy yourself a transit aficionado? A news junkie? What Metrolinx news did your brain find sponge-worthy last year? Put your trivia skills to the test with our 2016 quiz and track your progress. 16 questions on 2016 Hint: find the answer at getpres.to Hint: find the answer at the crosstown.ca Hint: find the answer at upexpress.com Hint: find the answer in … Continue reading Quiz: How well were you paying attention in 2016?

News Roundup

The Crosstown team outdid themselves in August. Among other milestones, they completed tunneling the 10-km underground portion of the 19-km LRT project. We want to extend our thanks to the tunnel boring machines (Dennis, Lea, Don, and Humber) for their perseverance through some hard situations. Above ground, construction is already underway on several stations. In … Continue reading News Roundup