In the dark, all subways tunnels can look alike, but each one is unique. Some are bored and others are mined. The length of a line and the geography of the neighbourhoods it goes through influences how a tunnel is created. A whole series of decisions about each tunnel must be made before construction can … Continue reading The art and science of building subway tunnels – One size doesn’t fit all
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 … Continue reading 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 dig down on the work being done at the future Finch West … Continue reading Drilling work picks up steam on Finch West LRT station construction
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
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
The shaping of stations continues as part of the Metrolinx light rail project Deep down, below the surface of Eglinton Avenue, there is an incredible amount of work taking place to create the future stations along the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line. Since the tunnels were first bored and excavation from the surface began, construction has … Continue reading Beneath the Eglinton Crosstown
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?
You’re reading this, so we’re assuming that you have some interest in what we’re doing at Metrolinx. Take it one step further and join the discussion on the Regional Transportation Plan at metrolinxengage.com. You have until November 30 to have your say. Earlier this fall, PwC released a report that listed Toronto as one of … Continue reading News Roundup