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Toronto Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | Arcadis

I agree that completion isn't likely that far away and that they are really flying with construction now, but there is just no way they meet September 21st, the current official deadline.

I suspect construction will largely wrap up Q1 2023 with handover to Metrolinx then and public opening sometime Q2 2023. Just push everything back by an extra 3 months or so.
 
I agree that completion isn't likely that far away and that they are really flying with construction now, but there is just no way they meet September 21st, the current official deadline.

I suspect construction will largely wrap up Q1 2023 with handover to Metrolinx then and public opening sometime Q2 2023. Just push everything back by an extra 3 months or so.
they might be able to meet it if they go all out and have 24/7 shifts... will they do that?? prob not...
 
This line is no where completed, I drive up and down Eglinton everyday, keesedale, mount Dennis Kennedy, and possibly the science center are the only stations near completion. All the other underground stations will take months on months before they're even at the level of Kennedy station
 
A sure sign the line will not open this year.

Eglinton Crosstown LRT​

Construction Notice
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TTC Line 1 Closures for Eglinton Crosstown LRT Construction Work

September 10 – September 11, 2022​

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What Work Is Taking Place?
TTC’s Line 1 subway will be closed between Lawrence and St. Clair stations from Saturday, September 10 – Sunday, September 11, 2022, to facilitate construction activities for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. Work will take place on a 24-hour basis from Saturday, July 23 – Sunday, July 24, 2022. Berwick Avenue will remain open while this work takes place.

What to Expect
Noise from construction activity, including trucks. All work zones at Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue will remain in place. Property access will be maintained.

HOURS OF WORK
• Saturday, September 10 – Sunday, September 11, 2022.
• Crews will work 24 hours during the subway closure.
• This work may be delayed or rescheduled due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

TRAFFIC AND PEDESTRIAN DETAILS
• No changes to the current traffic configuration and pedestrian routes are expected, as a result of this work.

TRANSIT INFORMATION
• TTC Line 1 subway will be closed from Saturday, September 10 – Sunday, September 11, 2022, between Sheppard-Yonge and St. Clair Stations.
• Please visit TTC’s website www.ttc.ca, under “Service Advisories” for more information on subway closures and shuttle bus operation.
 
From the latest construction update, see bold:
HOURS OF WORK
• Concrete pours and material deliveries will continue to take place at Eglinton Station through 2022.
• These activities are expected to occur on a weekly basis between 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Crews at Eglinton Station are currently working extended construction hours; extended construction hours will continue through 2022.
• This work may be delayed or rescheduled due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

 
From the latest construction update, see bold:
HOURS OF WORK
• Concrete pours and material deliveries will continue to take place at Eglinton Station through 2022.
• These activities are expected to occur on a weekly basis between 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Crews at Eglinton Station are currently working extended construction hours; extended construction hours will continue through 2022.
• This work may be delayed or rescheduled due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

It’s good to see extra hours at Eglinton station, and very clear we’ve still got a few months left of work.
 
It’s good to see extra hours at Eglinton station, and very clear we’ve still got a few months left of work.
would it be realistically possible to get to a state where they can at least start bare bones service at eglinton? or bypass eglinton and the other stations? the sooner they open the stations the sooner they can start
recouping the costs. they could easily open the surface section to science center.
 
would it be realistically possible to get to a state where they can at least start bare bones service at eglinton? or bypass eglinton and the other stations? the sooner they open the stations the sooner they can start
recouping the costs. they could easily open the surface section to science center.
Crosslinx has actually proposed this, and Metrolinx has stated that under no circumstance do they want to do this. Eglinton is like the feature station of the line, and opening the line without would really drive home the point of how unfinished the line is.
 
Crosslinx has actually proposed this, and Metrolinx has stated that under no circumstance do they want to do this. Eglinton is like the feature station of the line, and opening the line without would really drive home the point of how unfinished the line is.
just like they mask their failures in endless amounts of political catch phrase jargons and dressups, Im sure they can find a good spin off excuse for opening the eastern section. they could use it as operational testing, or just simply say they want to serve ontarians as quickly as possible. id bet that would actually be more acceptable to to the public than to delay the entire line. they really need to drop their ego about this and think about the riders instead of their vanity.
 
How would they spin the fact that anyone wanting to transfer to the Yonge line wouldn't be able to do so for months to come?
Be truthful and straight up about it. They need to open the line asap. Underground line isn't ready but surface is so we will phase the opening. It'll also give us an opportunity to test and optimize our operations in a real world environment.

As simple as that, however the bureaucrats will never be truthful
 
Be truthful and straight up about it. They need to open the line asap. Underground line isn't ready but surface is so we will phase the opening. It'll also give us an opportunity to test and optimize our operations in a real world environment.

As simple as that, however the bureaucrats will never be truthful
Great idea if you have the buses and drivers to run from X to Mount Dennis which TTC doesn't have. It would lay an egg with transit riders been force from type of vehicles to another.

You may not like it, best to wait tell it ready to fully open up even if it is in 2023, not 2022 as plan.
 
There's also the question of whether the relevant regulators (fire, building code, etc) can sign off the station as usable until specific bits of the work is done.
Much of the final work may be cosmetic, but if fire exits aren't openable or some safety systems and signage aren't operable, it's still a construction site and even operating through it non-stop with the public on board may just not be possible.
Better to swallow hard and get the remaining work done without operations getting in the way.

- Paul
 

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