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New video shows first Finch West light rail vehicle arrive in Toronto

Back in July, the Finch West light rail transit (LRT) project welcomed a new visitor – the first light rail vehicle. Check out a new video showing it arrive at the Alstom facility in Toronto. Photos are great, but video really brings things to life. That’s why Metrolinx is sharing a brand-new video showing the arrival of the first Alstom Citadis Spirit light rail vehicle. … Continue reading New video shows first Finch West light rail vehicle arrive in Toronto

New drone videos show the latest construction progress on Finch West LRT project

Maybe you live nearby and want to know what’s going on. Or perhaps you haven’t been up to Finch Avenue lately. Either way, check out two new flyover videos that show you just how far the Finch West LRT project has come.   Your local drive-in isn’t the only place offering a double feature. Metrolinx News has two new drone videos fresh from the Finch … Continue reading New drone videos show the latest construction progress on Finch West LRT project

Road widening work continues on Highway 27 to help progress the Finch West LRT project

Making room for Finch West light rail transit – Road widening efforts continue on Toronto’s Highway 27

The Finch West light rail transit (LRT) project is moving forward and you can follow along as the progress continues. This week, construction crews are widening Highway 27 in northwestern Toronto to make room for the future rapid transit line that will run 11-kilometres from Humber College to Finch West Station. Sometimes it just takes a different perspective to appreciate how much things have changed. … Continue reading Making room for Finch West light rail transit – Road widening efforts continue on Toronto’s Highway 27

View of a partially completed light rail vehicle inside the Alstom factory

Inside the workshop – A rare glimpse at how Finch West LRT vehicles are put together

Before they glide smoothly through Toronto neighbourhoods, transit vehicles have to get built somewhere. How they come together and where might surprise you. Metrolinx takes you inside the local Alstom factory for a sneak peek at how light rail vehicles are assembled. The Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project continues to make great strides, on and off the Finch Avenue West roadway. Earlier this … Continue reading Inside the workshop – A rare glimpse at how Finch West LRT vehicles are put together

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Demolition derby – Watch old Highway 400 bridge get dismantled in new video

Construction on the Finch West LRT continues to move forward. Part of that project included a recent bridge replacement over the Highway 400 near Finch Avenue. Once the new bridge was installed, the old bridge pieces were left behind. Watch the new video where the massive spans are reduced to dust. Out with the old, literally. In June, Finch West Light Rail Transit project constructor, … Continue reading Demolition derby – Watch old Highway 400 bridge get dismantled in new video

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A very rapid project – Hwy. 400 Bridge work sees huge effort over two weekends for Finch West LRT project

A project involving the Highway 400 crossing over Toronto’s Finch Avenue, saw weekend detours – and the patience of drivers and the local community. It also saw remarkable progress of replacing an entire major span for Toronto. That was fast. After two past weekends of work (June 12-15 and June 19-22) crews have replaced a major Highway 400 span at Finch Avenue, in Toronto. The … Continue reading A very rapid project – Hwy. 400 Bridge work sees huge effort over two weekends for Finch West LRT project

Twitter told the story – How the first weekend of Finch West LRT bridge replacement work unfolded on social media

This major project involving the Highway 400 crossing at Toronto’s Finch Avenue, is now 50 per cent complete. This past weekend (June 12-14) saw construction crews replace the southbound lanes and next weekend they will do the northbound lanes.  Thanks to an engineering process that dramatically speeds up the replacement, the disruptions will be kept to a minimum. Here’s how the first weekend was constructed … Continue reading Twitter told the story – How the first weekend of Finch West LRT bridge replacement work unfolded on social media

Photo of the Finch West LRT Maintenance and Storage Facility under construction

Home for a rest – Massive maintenance facility for Toronto’s Finch West LRT rising up this summer

From utility relocation, to drilling and excavations, progress is being made on the latest transit project coming to Toronto West. In this series of photo features, residents and future transit customers get a glimpse of the work happening in their community. Here, we take you closer to the work being done at the future Finch West light rail transit project’s maintenance and service facility. Where … Continue reading Home for a rest – Massive maintenance facility for Toronto’s Finch West LRT rising up this summer

Drilling work picks up steam on Finch West LRT station construction

From utility relocation, to drilling and excavations, progress is being made on the latest transit project coming to Toronto West. In this series of photo features, residents and future transit customers get a glimpse of the work happening in their community. Here, we dig down on the work being done at the future Finch West station – the eastern edge of the rapid transit route. … Continue reading Drilling work picks up steam on Finch West LRT station construction

Artists's rendering of what the future Finch West station will look like when completed

Transit time machine – Virtual station walkthrough takes you inside future Finch West station

From utility relocation, to drilling and excavations, progress is being made on the latest transit project coming to Toronto West. In this new video, residents and future transit customers get a glimpse of what the new Finch West light rail transit (LRT) project will look like when it’s done. This walkthrough video lets you walk right into Finch West station and climb aboard – plus … Continue reading Transit time machine – Virtual station walkthrough takes you inside future Finch West station