Caverns in the City - Photos of the Day
Take a look at some of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT progress currently being made.
Jul 15, 2019
Far below Eglinton Avenue, a colony of workers are building caverns. These underground tunnels are the future of rapid transit in the city and expanding by the day. Light rail vehicles will be cruising through these caves in just a couple short years.
Located at the Eglinton Avenue West and Oakwood Avenue intersection, Oakwood Station is being constructed in a way that involves forming a cavern underneath an active roadway, allowing for less disruption at street level.
The mining process involves prior completion of the entrance excavation. Specialized equipment is then used to drill supports and mine a cavern, or giant cave, horizontally under the roadway.
Located at the foot of Allen Road, Cedarvale Station will be an underground station, featuring an interchange with the existing Eglinton West subway station, for a seamless transition to the TTC’s Line 1 Yonge-University.