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Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

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^ In fairness, the post just said "rails" were next. They didn't say they were going to run trains just yet.
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Not to mention, we've yet to hit the stage where the rails are getting past Caledonia, I'm not expecting them to reach Chaplin any time soon.
 

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I guess my humor got lost with running of trains

This could be TTC Catch All as well

Update: TTC Bus Rerouting at Eglinton Station
Extended to Late-Fall 2020
What Work is Taking Place?
The Eglinton West Station bus loop remains closed while crews perform roof construction for the future Cedarvale LRT Station. Roof construction, currently underway on the east side of the bus loop, has been extended by approximately two (2) months, into late-Fall 2020. During the closure, the 32D Eglinton West bus will continue to extend to Eglinton Station.
The 51 Leslie and 56 Leaside buses will continue to enter Eglinton Station from the Berwick Avenue entrance through to late-Fall 2020. 51 Leslie and 56 Leaside buses will travel westbound on Eglinton Avenue, south on Duplex Avenue, east on Berwick Avenue, and turn left into the bus terminal. Once the Eglinton West Station bus loop re-opens in late-Fall 2020, the 51 Leslie and 56 Leaside buses will resume their normal route into Eglinton Station.

What to Expect
Approximately six (6) TTC buses per hour will travel along this route.

HOURS OF WORK
• The 51 Leslie and 56 Leaside buses will continue to enter Eglinton Station from Berwick Avenue through to late-Fall 2020.

TRAFFIC AND PEDESTRIAN DETAILS
• No changes to traffic or pedestrian routes are expected as a result of this work.

TRANSIT INFORMATION
• The 32D Eglinton West bus will be extended to terminate at Eglinton Station during the closure.
• The 51 Leslie and 56 Leaside buses will use Duplex and Berwick Avenues to access the bus terminal at Eglinton Station
• Please visit www.ttc.ca for more information.
 

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Tower Crane Demobilization at Caledonia Station
October 22-23, 2020
From Thursday October 22 to Friday October 23, crews at Caledonia will be demobilizing the tower crane. To safely remove the crane from the site, two lanes on the north side of Eglinton Ave W will be closed west of Blackthorn Ave. One lane will be open in each direction on the south side of Eglinton Ave. Lane closures will begin as early as 6:00am and last until approximately 5:00pm on Friday October 23. Lanes will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.
What to Expect
Two lanes on Eglinton Ave will be occupied west of Blackthorne Ave while the crane is safely dismantled. Motorists can expect delays when travelling through the intersection.
Hours of Work
  • October 22 & 23, 2020
  • Lane reductions will begin at approximately 6:00am and last until approximately 5:00pm on Friday October 23.
  • The contractor may not always work during permitted hours but may do so at its discretion.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
  • This work may be longer or shorter than expected.
Traffic & Pedestrian Details
  • Periodic sidewalk interruptions – pedestrians will be rerouted to temporary sidewalk.
  • One lane in each direction will remain open for the duration of the crane demobilization activity.
  • All crosswalks will be maintained.
Transit Information
  • No impacts to TTC bus service
  • All TTC bus stops will remain in their current locations.
 

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But didn't someone say the private sector can do no wrong?



From link.

The Crosstown LRT project includes a combination of underground stations and street level stops. Along the eastern route of the project, this transition between the underground and surface sections happens between Brentcliffe Road and Leslie Street through a structure called a portal.

After the Eglinton Crosstown light rail vehicles (LRVs) emerge from the East Portal at Brentcliffe, the vehicles will be travelling in dedicated lanes in the middle of Eglinton Avenue.

To accommodate the addition of a dedicated right of way for the rapid transit service it is necessary to widen the City’s roadway for eastbound and westbound lanes between Leslie Street to Brentcliffe Road. Part of Eglinton Avenue has been shifted to the north to ensure that two lanes of westbound traffic are provided that will feature a new sidewalk and bike lane when completed.
To safely accommodate the road widening, a retaining wall north of Eglinton is required. Building the retaining wall requires re-grading the slope leading into Serena Gundy Park and a safe and stable embankment must be ensured. During the re-grading of the slope, tree removals were required. Metrolinx and its constructor take the need for tree removals very seriously and work closely with TRCA and the City of Toronto during this removal process.

The next step is construction of the retaining wall and restoration of the embankment. It is recognized that embankments are ecologically sensitive areas that have to be treated appropriately. Building next to and on embankments is a complicated task that must find a balance between ensuring stability of the slope and re-naturalizing it.
The restoration strategy proposed a mass shrub planting, with the desired outcome of that the plant material to still reach 15-20 feet in height which would provide some visual buffer for the neighbours of Thursfield from Eglinton Avenue. This approach was proposed based on maximizing the stability of the embankment, which will only accommodate a different depth of soil now that it has a different slope angle. Recommendations from environmental specialists identify that a geogrid solution is the most appropriate in this instance and is a standard approach currently used.

Metrolinx understands that the community would prefer to see the embankment restored with trees. We are working closely with our constructor and the City of Toronto to consider restoration options that would meet best practices for embankment plantings.
 

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