Images capture workers marking historic moment for Crosstown LRT
Iconic new pictures show continued progress below and above the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.
May 11, 2020
Perhaps it’s the times.
Including the isolation most of us have been living and working in.
But while we regularly bring you the latest pictures from construction of the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line, these new ones seem rather iconic – especially one from Fairbank Station of proud crews who have continued to put in the work to keep reaching milestones.
For these men and women, progress continues while most of us have stopped, because Toronto will count on the Crosstown LRT route after families and communities return to regular outings.
That includes below a city that has dramatically slowed down for the moment. Take a look at this picture from Mt. Pleasant, as the team prepares to break through for the final section of station excavation.
And at Caledonia Station, work is also moving ahead at an impressive pace – in a space few get to see, especially during a social lock-down.
Crosstown images are often dramatic because they’re big and involve moving through, in some sections, the Earth. But for those working for Crosslinx Transit Solutions – Metrolinx’s builders on the project – these days offer an even more powerful reason to see progress as historical.