crosstown lrt

Mississauga Transitway 'Complete' — For Now

Mississauga Transitway construction ends
December 19, 2017 6:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The Mississauga Transitway is now 'complete', according to a recent Ontario Government news release—but is it really? Last week, Ontario's Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca journeyed out ... read more

Next Steps for SmartTrack, Eglinton West LRT Projects

Map of the future St. Clair SmartTrack station
November 23, 2017 5:42 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Next week, the City of Toronto's Executive Committee will consider a City staff report recommending the next steps for two linked projects; SmartTrack, and the westward extension of the ... read more

Public Meetings for Eglinton West LRT to Begin November 13th

Construction of Ottawa's Confederation Line LRT in the old Transitway trench
November 7, 2017 11:32 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
On Monday, November 13th and Wednesday, November 15th, the latest round of Public Consultations will begin for the Eglinton West LRT, also known as the western extension of the ... read more

City, Metrolinx Reveal Early Plans for 6 SmartTrack Stations

Mayor John Tory, SmartTrack, GO regional express rail, Construction
October 11, 2017 12:37 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Remember SmartTrack, the key transit plank in candidate John Tory's platform during his campaign to become mayor? Tory proposed a rapid transit line with frequent service two ways, all day, every ... read more

Open House Highlights Design, Progress at Fairbank LRT Station

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Fairbank Station, Metrolinx, Toronto
August 25, 2017 1:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the completion of the 9 kilometres of tunnels for Metrolinx's Crosstown LRT under Eglinton Avenue in Midtown Toronto, the first tracks have been laid, construction has begun on the ... read more

Good News / Bad News for Scarborough Transit

Extension of TTC Line 2 subway to Scarborough Centre
August 25, 2017 9:07 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Scarborough transit observers received both good and bad news this week. Determining which is good and which is bad, however, depends on your point of view and whether you're a member of Team ... read more

From Drawing Boards to Reality: More GO Train and Bus Service

August 18, 2017 9:37 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
At countless events, it seems, Ontario's Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca reminds members of the public and the media that "Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in ... read more

"The First Spike": Metrolinx Laying Tracks for Crosstown LRT

Metrolinx laying tracks for Eglinton-Crosstown LRT project
August 9, 2017 5:45 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Most Canadians have probably seen Alexander J. Ross's famous photograph of the Canadian Pacific Railway's chief financial backer, Donald Smith, pounding the last spike of the railroad at ... read more

Preliminary Work Begins for Crosstown LRT's Surface Section

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Toronto, Scarborough, Metrolinx, TTC, transit
June 22, 2017 11:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The milestones keep coming for Metrolinx's Crosstown LRT. Those we have covered include the boring of a 10-kilometre twin tunnel through the heart of Midtown Toronto, the start of shoring and ... read more

Shoring Activity Commences for the Crosstown's Eglinton Station

Crosstown LRT, Eglinton Station, Metrolinx, TTC, Toronto
June 6, 2017 3:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With tunnelling complete, and work now on to prepare for track installation, much of the construction activity for Metrolinx's Crosstown LRT has shifted towards the construction of the ... read more

Transit Progress: Into the Crosstown LRT's West Tunnel Portal

Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx, Toronto, Eglinton
May 29, 2017 2:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The construction of Metrolinx's Crosstown LRT pushes on in central Toronto, as Crosslinx crews work to create a new 19-kilometre light rail transit line that includes a 10-kilometre ... read more

Alstom: Metrolinx's 'Plan B' for the Crosstown LRT

May 17, 2017 9:50 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The word 'Alstom' may start with an 'A', but it's definitely part of Metrolinx's 'Plan B' in its ongoing dispute with transit car manufacturer, Bombardier. Last week, the regional transportation ... read more

Scarborough Residents Frustrated With Subway Plans

Extension plans for TTC Line 2 subway to Scarborough Centre, Toronto
May 11, 2017 3:50 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
If you thought everything would be sunshine and roses for Scarborough transit riders after Toronto City Council approved extending the Toronto Transit Commission's Line 2 Bloor-Danforth subway to ... read more

Crosstown LRT Progress Highlighted in Aerial Flyover Video

Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx, Toronto, Eglinton
May 2, 2017 2:32 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following the August 2016 completion of tunnelling and the March 2017 removal of tunnel boring machines from below street level, work continues on Metrolinx's Crosstown LRT, ... read more

TTC renaming Downsview Station as "Sheppard West" in May

April 21, 2017 10:06 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
"What's in a name?", Shakespeare let Juliet poetically wonder aloud. More prosaically, we wonder whether the TTC's Downsview Station will smell--or, at least, seem--the same with a new name. The ... read more

Crosstown LRT: Gas Plant Cancelled in Favour of Battery Power

Mount Dennis power plant for Crosstown LRT
March 29, 2017 3:06 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The efforts of some residents in Toronto's Mount Dennis neighbourhood have resulted in a greener Eglinton Crosstown LRT line. Steven Del Duca, Ontario's Minister of Transportation and Laura ... read more

Scarborough Subway Extension Inches Closer To Reality

Extension of TTC Line 2 subway to Scarborough Centre
March 29, 2017 9:52 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Rob Ford would be happy to know that Scarborough is a bit closer to getting "what it deserves", since Toronto City Council has again voted to proceed with a subway to Scarborough Centre. (The late ... read more

New Salvation Army Church to House Crosstown LRT Utilities

Salvation Army, 7 Eglinton East, Toronto, Metrolinx, IBI Group
March 28, 2017 12:24 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
While Toronto Council debates the Scarborough Subway Extension again today, current transit infrastructure work in this city means plenty of changes for the places that will benefit from new ... read more

Less Boring News: Metrolinx Removing Crosstown Tunnel Borers

Extraction of east tunnel boring machines for Crosstown LRT project.
March 13, 2017 3:20 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The Crosstown light rail transit line got a lot less boring today. Metrolinx and its contractors celebrated the end of tunnel-boring for the project as they lifted the cutting head of ... read more

GTAA Unveils Vision For Multi-Modal Transit Hub at Pearson

GTAA, Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Union Pearson Express, Finch West LRT,
February 7, 2017 5:27 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
It's only a fantasy for now, but one day—maybe, not so long from now—passengers arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport will have multiple transit options to reach destinations in ... read more