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Had a look at Eglinton on Sunday in the east and most likely my last visit tell spring at this time.

I noticed the rails are wrap Between O'Connor and Pharmacy the way TTC does it before concrete is pour. What was also noticed and odd, there are drains from outside the rails to the centre of the track every about 5 feet. With drains, sound like dirt to be place there for grass.

East of this section, rails or concrete pads were being worked on under cover.

Based on what I could see at Kennedy Rd, its ready to have the full intersection back fill and rebuilt. The section west of the intersection to the Portal has been back fill and looks like concrete pour on it for the road.

Excavation underway for the tunnel under the SRT and GO line.

Work underway up to about the centre of the NO Fills store east of Kennedy Rd for the walls of the tunnel. About 200 feet east of the Kennedy Intersection has the roof on the tunnel.

Only a small section of roof for the station concourse needs to be form and most ready for concrete to be pour for that roof.
 

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This is what I am thinking. Would local businesses prefer 2-3 years of total hell over 5-6 years of mostly hell?

Seems like tunneling construction methods is not really all that it is cracked up to be.
Based on construction disruption (least to most)
1. Elevated.
2. On-street.
3. Cut-and-cover.
4. Tunneled.

Based on rapidness of rapid transit.
1. Elevated, Cut-and-cover, Tunneled (tied).
2. On-street.
 

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Based on construction disruption (least to most)
1. Elevated.
2. On-street.
3. Cut-and-cover.
4. Tunneled.

Based on rapidness of rapid transit.
1. Elevated, Cut-and-cover, Tunneled (tied).
2. On-street.
3. Tunnelled. Station construction and emergency exits disruption only.
4. Cut-and-cover. Station, emergency exits, AND entire route is disrupted.

See link.
 

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3. Tunnelled. Station construction and emergency exits disruption only.
Ish.

More or less the entire corridor has been under construction or closed at various times due to utility relocation. In terms of severe disruption, the emergency exits (and ventilation shafts) were a pretty big disruption too in the first few years. The "stop-spacing" of the most severe construction was not just at each underground station, but also halfway (where emergency exits are) between two stations.

The emergency exits are completed now, so Eglinton is looking better than it was before. But for the initial years of construction it was a pretty thorough disruption along the full extent of the corridor.
 

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Ish.

More or less the entire corridor has been under construction or closed at various times due to utility relocation. In terms of severe disruption, the emergency exits (and ventilation shafts) were a pretty big disruption too in the first few years. The "stop-spacing" of the most severe construction was not just at each underground station, but also halfway (where emergency exits are) between two stations.

The emergency exits are completed now, so Eglinton is looking better than it was before. But for the initial years of construction it was a pretty thorough disruption along the full extent of the corridor.
ALL the rapid transit construction would involve the relocation of utilities. Even simple road widening needs to relocate the hydro poles and sewer grates.
 

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Yes but it can be contained with TBM tunneling and station construction. Cut and cover is the worst method as the entire route is opened to the elements before being filled in again.

The original idea for tunneling in Melbourne's CBD for the Metro project was going to be cut and cover on Swanston Street (which also hosts 9 tram routes), the concept/idea was so disruptive that the stations and tunnel between them (roughly 700m) is being mined with roadheaders. The main thing we see in the city are huge acoustic sheds built over the surface access points in the city: https://metrotunnel.vic.gov.au/construction/cbd/state-library-station-gallery
 

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Yes but it can be contained with TBM tunneling and station construction. Cut and cover is the worst method as the entire route is opened to the elements before being filled in again.

The original idea for tunneling in Melbourne's CBD for the Metro project was going to be cut and cover on Swanston Street (which also hosts 9 tram routes), the concept/idea was so disruptive that the stations and tunnel between them (roughly 700m) is being mined with roadheaders. The main thing we see in the city are huge acoustic sheds built over the surface access points in the city: https://metrotunnel.vic.gov.au/construction/cbd/state-library-station-gallery
People are yelling for tunnelled/elevated like frequencies yet they complain when we try to implement it because it disrupts their serenity. They can never be satisfied.
 

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People are yelling for tunnelled/elevated like frequencies yet they complain when we try to implement it because it disrupts their serenity. They can never be satisfied.
I swear the internet and social media has created a complaining culture. On the other hand I saw some really hip people on Twitter talking about how they can't wait for the Ontario Line to open. So what do I know?
 

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Testing the new Fleet from Mount Denise to Keele is about a month or 2 away from happening.

Keele station is about ready to see steel go up for it. Caledonia station about 2 months away from hitting grade.

More steel support for the Yonge Station on site.
 

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