Crews sit in the parked light rail vehicle at Caledonia Station as part of recent testing

Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicle testing reaches eastern milestone

Seeing a new Crosstown LRV move through a tunnel and stop at a station brings the project to life.

Aug 31, 2020

This is where the rubber meets the road – or maybe you could call it the steel hitting the tracks.

Whatever you want to call it, it’s kind of a big deal when actual light rail vehicles (LRVs) travel along the Eglinton Crosstown route.

It makes you realize how far the project has come. No longer is progress confined to artist’s renderings or lines on a map. This is the real deal.

On its most recent journey, a Crosstown LRV went all the way from Mt Dennis Station through the tunnel to Caledonia Station and back. That’s about 1.3 kilometres each way and marks the furthest east a train has traveled along the Crosstown route so far.

Close up of a Eglinton Crosstown LRV parked at Caledonia Station

Stay up-to-date on the latest LRV journeys and general Crosstown progress by following @CrosstownTO on Twitter.

by Scott Money Metrolinx editorial content manager