Design excellence standards now on full display for teams to see in person while construction continues It’s just a glimpse of what’s to come as part of the Eglinton Crosstown but it’s enough to give those involved in designing the stations goosebumps. “It’s the opportunity to really create and build what the stations will look […]
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
There’s something about trains that make a child’s eyes light up whenever there’s a chance to play with one. Whether it’s a small toy, cardboard cut-out or full size light rail vehicle (LRV), it transforms into an imaginary world. Kids had the chance to take that ride of their dreams at events in Toronto, Hamilton … Continue reading LRT Fun during March Break!
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
We don't know about you, but we sure had a busy 2017. How did you do on last year's quiz? You've had a whole year to train and build your knowledge. Connect with your inner transit nerd, track your results and have fun. 17 questions on 2017 Hint: find the answer online Hint: find … Continue reading Quiz – How much were you paying attention in 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
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
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?
Taking transit is really up to you, but part of our mission at Metrolinx is to make that choice a no-brainer. We’re helping to do that by planning, building, and operating better transit. Improved physical infrastructure is very important – bridges, tunnels, and tracks – oh my! All that work leads to greater service frequency and/or … Continue reading Creating Connections
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