You realize that much of the work going on underground can be done without any notice of it happening above ground, right?I've passed the construction sites at different times outside of business hours in the past few months and didn't see any work taking place or construciton vehicles at stations. If it's a 24/7 operation throughout the project site (including at every station), that would be a new development. I'm not sure why we're not seeing that kind of work now given how many times the opening date has been delayed.
Will Eglinton Station eve be done by end of year? From this forum it’s clear part of it is still just a big hole in the ground.Spoke to Metrolinx and they indicated
Eglinton LRT will be "Substantially Completed by end of the year". However they indicated that TTC will ensure the project meets Operational Readiness which will take "months leading to launch".
Based on this the earliest opening would be April/May 2023 if we are lucky.
The steel frame of the main entrance is up, sure.Umm Eglinton has its station structure up already so it might be done by years end
That sounds like a description of College station!But they have only barely begun backfilling the excavated areas over the station, starting at the west end. And they are still working on completing the underground corridor connections from the old to the new station.
I mean, this picture was from September 13th, 2022.Its not just a big hole anymore. While underpinning was a nightmare, things are moving fast now there.
Statement regarding the Eglinton Crosstown LRTToday, Metrolinx President & CEO Phil Verster issued the following statement:
We had expected the Eglinton Crosstown LRT to be fully built, thoroughly tested, and in service this fall in accordance with our project agreement with Crosslinx Transit Solutions, the construction consortium responsible for building the project.
Unfortunately, while progress has been made, Crosslinx Transit Solutions have fallen behind schedule, are unable to finalize construction and testing, and therefore the system will not be operational on this timeline.
We know construction has been difficult for commuters, communities, and businesses along the Eglinton corridor. We are doing everything to hold Crosslinx Transit Solutions accountable and to redouble efforts to meet their commitments and complete the work quickly so we can welcome riders onto a complete, tested, and fully operational Eglinton Crosstown LRT as soon as possible.