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Toronto Eglinton Line 5 Crosstown LRT

Ground broke on this about 10yrs ago, with a large portion of the line above ground, how on earth has this line taken this long? Ino the pandemic didn't help although one would think that would've helped construction with less ppl on the road.

Have they learned anything in order to make the next projects faster? Finch west is making great progress it seems like
 
Ground broke on this about 10yrs ago, with a large portion of the line above ground, how on earth has this line taken this long? Ino the pandemic didn't help although one would think that would've helped construction with less ppl on the road.

Have they learned anything in order to make the next projects faster? Finch west is making great progress it seems like
Finch west isn't underground.

This started tunnel construction in 2013 (9 years ago), but substantial construction from the primary contract IIRC did not begin until 2015 or so.

Also, the surface part of this line was built relatively quickly.
 
Ground broke on this about 10yrs ago, with a large portion of the line above ground, how on earth has this line taken this long? Ino the pandemic didn't help although one would think that would've helped construction with less ppl on the road.

Have they learned anything in order to make the next projects faster? Finch west is making great progress it seems like
If it was robots building this thing, sure less cars would speed things up. Since they were human, some of the workers probably didn't believe in COVID at the time, did little to prevent the spread and the virus made it around and got a whole bunch of workers isolating cause they either got it or had close contact. They also would want to minimized mixing groups of worker so it wouldn't spread like wildfire.

They whole line took so long is also cause of the cash flow favours pushing all the spending to the final years. Eg West also sees all the station construction hitting mainstream in 2026-2030 and would likely be another repeat if another pandemic show up again.
 
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Not sure if this is planned for all stops, but there are 2 monitors (back to back) at the O'Connor stop and it looks like there is wiring for it at the Pharmacy stop as well.

Is this going to be advertising or something actually useful?
 
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I've also seen about 3 cars try to use this paved section just east of Pharmacy as a place to do a U-turn. There is no dip, it's just a hard curb, and 2 of the times they have to wait on the tracks because there is no space in the car lane. They really need to put barriers or something here.
 
It won’t be immune, but if it’s of so little importance to people why bother spending the money and time rebuilding it. I wonder how much money and time wasted for useless “heritage“ features in Toronto, like the ugly train shed at Union.

We can't even get level boarding at Union....
 
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Not sure if this is planned for all stops, but there are 2 monitors (back to back) at the O'Connor stop and it looks like there is wiring for it at the Pharmacy stop as well.

Is this going to be advertising or something actually useful?
Hopefully something useful, the dot matrix screens on the platform are already outdated.
 
I've also seen about 3 cars try to use this paved section just east of Pharmacy as a place to do a U-turn. There is no dip, it's just a hard curb, and 2 of the times they have to wait on the tracks because there is no space in the car lane. They really need to put barriers or something here.
Why is it paved in the first place?
 
Ground broke on this about 10yrs ago, with a large portion of the line above ground, how on earth has this line taken this long? Ino the pandemic didn't help although one would think that would've helped construction with less ppl on the road.

Have they learned anything in order to make the next projects faster? Finch west is making great progress it seems like
Most of the line is not above ground. There's the problem.
 
Why is it paved in the first place?
Yup.... just strange that there are sections where one track has grass and the other direction does not and there doesn't appear to be any reason mechanically or electrically why it's required like that..,. Wouldn't be surprised if it's poor construction management or some dumb design decision
 
Yup.... just strange that there are sections where one track has grass and the other direction does not and there doesn't appear to be any reason mechanically or electrically why it's required like that..,. Wouldn't be surprised if it's poor construction management or some dumb design decision
It's so that emergency vehicles can do a u-turn. I suppose signage will be installed.
 
I think construction will be done at the end of this year. Looking at how quickly Mount Pleasant went from do main entrance building and no competed road or sidewalks, and a bailey bridge over a trench in the roadway to having 50% of the roads finished with asphalt on concrete bases, almost half the sidewalks done, plus the primary entrance into final fit out (a building which is brick with many details), it seems the backfill in the roadways that remain and more simple glass station entrances could get to completion this year. Not to the point of occupancy permit, but to the point the community isn't bothered by the construction as they are now.
 
I think construction will be done at the end of this year. Looking at how quickly Mount Pleasant went from do main entrance building and no competed road or sidewalks, and a bailey bridge over a trench in the roadway to having 50% of the roads finished with asphalt on concrete bases, almost half the sidewalks done, plus the primary entrance into final fit out (a building which is brick with many details), it seems the backfill in the roadways that remain and more simple glass station entrances could get to completion this year. Not to the point of occupancy permit, but to the point the community isn't bothered by the construction as they are now.
doesnt make sense... you have the west bound track full grass and the eastbound for 10m in random spots concrete.... how would U turning work??
 

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