Crews install last piece of track for Eglinton Crosstown LRT

The Eglinton Crosstown LRT project reached an exciting milestone this week (Nov.1), as crews laid down the last section of track along the 19-kilometre rapid transit line. Get a glimpse of this historic moment for transit in Toronto. Toronto is having its own last spike moment. For any rail system, hammering in the last spike … Continue reading Crews install last piece of track for Eglinton Crosstown LRT

See Crosstown LRT video of Eglinton Station tracks going in and caissons being taken out

If there’s one element along the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project that has become a marvel of urban engineering, it’s efforts around Eglinton Station. In this post, we have photos and a video from behind the scenes of that work. It includes work on the caissons – the support columns used to hold … Continue reading See Crosstown LRT video of Eglinton Station tracks going in and caissons being taken out

The reason Laird Station is one of the longest on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line

Metrolinx News brings you regular updates on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project as it moves closer to completion – using the latest images from construction crews. This week, the photos are from underground, at street level, and even from above. They may also answer a question transit fans have about Laird Station. It’s always good … Continue reading The reason Laird Station is one of the longest on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line

Get an update on the first batch of Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicles as they begin their testing journey

Metrolinx News continues to bring you the latest developments on the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. This week marks the first batch of Crosstown vehicle deliveries from the maintenance and storage facility on the west end of the LRT route to Toronto’s east end for testing. Here’s an update on their journey. The … Continue reading Get an update on the first batch of Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicles as they begin their testing journey

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

Big yellow truck – how an unusual vehicle makes working at heights a breeze on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT

In the latest photos from the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit project, we look at essential surface level work on the east end and then dig deep into things below the surface at Avenue and Eglinton stations.   A unique piece of machinery has made ladders and scaffolding a thing of the past on some … Continue reading Big yellow truck – how an unusual vehicle makes working at heights a breeze on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT

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