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Scarborough’s mighty tunnel boring machine will soon be arriving at its new home for subway extension project

The Scarborough Subway Extension’s engineering and earth-digging star, a huge tunnel boring machine, is finishing its journey from Germany. Here’s how it’s being welcomed to its home turf – which it will soon tunnel through. They’re bringing the muscle home. After a journey across the Atlantic Ocean, the Scarborough Subway Extension’s tunnel boring machine – also called a TBM – is arriving at the site … Continue reading Scarborough’s mighty tunnel boring machine will soon be arriving at its new home for subway extension project

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They’re here. Tunnel boring machines for Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension arrive

After a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, the mighty tunnel boring machines, which will dig the tunnels for the Scarborough Subway Extension and the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, arrived in the ports of Oshawa and Hamilton this week. Here are images to commemorate these massive machines being unloaded onto Canadian soil. After a long voyage from Germany, tunnel boring machines that will be used on … Continue reading They’re here. Tunnel boring machines for Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension arrive

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See Scarborough’s tunnel boring machine prepare for trans-Atlantic journey to Toronto

The Scarborough Subway Extension is nearing another important milestone as the project’s tunnel boring machine is being prepared to be loaded onto a cargo ship and travel across the Atlantic Ocean. Here’s a look at how the big move is starting out. Before it begins its work deep below the surface of Toronto, the tunnel boring machine (TBM) for the Scarborough Subway Extension will travel … Continue reading See Scarborough’s tunnel boring machine prepare for trans-Atlantic journey to Toronto

Metrolinx launches naming contests for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and Scarborough Subway Extension tunnel boring machines

People are getting the chance to name a trio of digging machines, as they make their way to Canada from overseas. Find out below how you can throw your name into the hat. Starting today (Oct. 19), communities along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and the Scarborough Subway Extension will have chance to put their mark on transit history. Metrolinx has started naming contests for … Continue reading Metrolinx launches naming contests for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and Scarborough Subway Extension tunnel boring machines