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

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Kitchener line moves step closer to service increases with substantial completion on the Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnel project

Major construction of the Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnel project is complete. Without disrupting the constant highway traffic above, the project has reached substantial completion and crews are wrapping up the final touches. The twin tunnel will support future service increases on the Kitchener line. Take a look at all the work leading up to this significant milestone.   It’s an engineering bit of … Continue reading Kitchener line moves step closer to service increases with substantial completion on the Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnel project

Digging down and building up a tunnel at Toronto’s Agincourt GO Station

A new pedestrian tunnel is set for installation at Agincourt GO Station and Metrolinx News is going to show you how it’s done. Can you, um, dig it? As major improvements are underway across the Stouffville GO Corridor, EllisDon, the project contractor, is preparing to install a new north pedestrian tunnel at the Agincourt GO Station beneath the busy railway. This work is all part … Continue reading Digging down and building up a tunnel at Toronto’s Agincourt GO Station

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Big, deep dig – Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnels Project reaches halfway excavation mark in Tunnel One

Remember sweating over digging into your back garden? Moving earth is never easy. But crews working on a tunneling project at the junction of Ontario Highway 401 and 409 have made great strides on the first of two passages, and are moving into the second as well. It takes approximately three minutes to walk 180 metres, and it’s not something people tend to think about. … Continue reading Big, deep dig – Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnels Project reaches halfway excavation mark in Tunnel One

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See video of the first time a light rail vehicle passes through a Crosstown tunnel

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project has seen plenty of progress as stations and stops are worked on across the Toronto route. But witnessing a transit vehicle move through a tunnel for the first time is something any transit buff – or future passenger – will appreciate. You’ll find video, images and the full story of that moment below. Once a transit tunnel is … Continue reading See video of the first time a light rail vehicle passes through a Crosstown tunnel