What’s in store for the Hurontario LRT project in 2022

The Hurontario light rail transit project made great strides in 2021 in Mississauga and Brampton and is moving full steam ahead in 2022. Metrolinx News breaks down the progress made and what’s to come this year. It’s a big year for transit in Peel Region as progress continues on the Hurontario light rail transit (HuLRT) line. The new 18-kilometre line will bring clean rapid transit … Continue reading What’s in store for the Hurontario LRT project in 2022

What is LRT? Light rail transit explained

Metrolinx News is going back to the basics on light rail transit. Is it a streetcar? Is it a subway? This is LRT, explained. Metrolinx News constantly offers up transit project updates through photos, videos, and graphics. This content is our bread and butter. So we may take some background for granted. There have been countless stories on the light rail transit (LRT) projects happening … Continue reading What is LRT? Light rail transit explained

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Next phase of Hurontario LRT construction set to begin in Brampton

The Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project will reach an important milestone, with new construction activity in Brampton. Metrolinx News has the latest information, including new graphics showing updated traffic alignments. It is the next step in making the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) a reality for Brampton residents. Over the past year, crews completed early works on a two kilometre stretch of the route. … Continue reading Next phase of Hurontario LRT construction set to begin in Brampton

Special track delivery for Hurontario Operations, Maintenance and Storage Facility

The first set of rails have been delivered for the new Hurontario light rail transit project. Here’s how it looks, including by the numbers. It’s, well, the rail thing. This week, the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project received a shipment of tracks at its Operations, Maintenance and Storage Facility (OMSF), located in Brampton. For any route of this type, getting the rails is a … Continue reading Special track delivery for Hurontario Operations, Maintenance and Storage Facility

An excavator works along Hurontario street to remove the concrete medians that run along the middle of the road.

What is the Hurontario LRT project? Find out in this new video

There’s construction happening up and down Hurontario Street from Mississauga’s Port Credit area, all the way up to Steeles Avenue in Brampton. Much of this work is in the name of improved transit for Peel Region’s busiest road. We’ve written many stories on the new route, but find out more about the details, and future of the Hurontario LRT line by watching the latest video … Continue reading What is the Hurontario LRT project? Find out in this new video

How the Hurontario LRT team keeps night work noise to a minimum

When it comes to one of Peel Region’s busiest streets, construction for the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project is a balancing act. Night construction can be disruptive to neighbours, and daytime construction can impact traffic flow. Find out how the Hurontario LRT team makes it work. Building transit quickly and safely sometimes means building it overnight. Although overnight construction can minimize traffic restrictions during … Continue reading How the Hurontario LRT team keeps night work noise to a minimum

Environmental surveys take place along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension route

Turtles, bats, and birds are being studied along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension route, as experts make sure work doesn’t disrupt important habitats of even the smallest creatures. Over the spring and summer, teams from Metrolinx have been examining local wildlife along the route as part of the planning process for the project. Read on to learn more about how all living things – big … Continue reading Environmental surveys take place along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension route

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The Hurontario LRT project closes busy Mississauga street overnight to keep things moving

It’s the first light rail project in the 905 region and construction is in full swing. The Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) line is an 18-kilometre long transit route that will travel from Port Credit to Steeles Avenue making 19 stops along the way. Get the latest progress and road closure details. Building a major transit project on Mississauga’s busiest street takes a lot of … Continue reading The Hurontario LRT project closes busy Mississauga street overnight to keep things moving

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Energizing the Hurontario LRT using traction power substations

The Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) line will feature electrically powered light rail vehicles, producing near zero emissions. For the 18-kilometre line along Hurontario Street, 13 traction power substations will be built to provide a consistent level of power to keep it running smoothly. Get all the powerful details below. All of the region’s light rail transit (LRT) lines will run on electricity and the … Continue reading Energizing the Hurontario LRT using traction power substations

Making room for the Hurontario LRT project in north Mississauga

Mississauga residents may have noticed construction crews working on one of the city’s busiest roads. It may look like normal roadwork, but in fact they are prepping the area for construction on the region’s first rapid transit line. The Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project. Metrolinx News breaks down what this construction is for and why it’s happening now. Metrolinx is opening things up for … Continue reading Making room for the Hurontario LRT project in north Mississauga