Keeping track of rail change – Crosstown LRT photo of the day
Take a look at some of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT progress currently being made.
Jun 10, 2019
The digging of the Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) tunnels is otherworldly.
And the building of platforms in concrete slabs in the middle of active Toronto neighbourhoods – growing daily right under the noses of motorists, pedestrians and local businesses – is a bit of architectural magic.
But this picture of complicated track-work being done along the LRT line had us glued to our monitors, as we scanned small details in a web of metal. It’s a reminder that Toronto’s new transit system won’t move a centimetre without carefully planned rails, as well as an example that construction goes beyond just spiking those lines down, east to west.
The special Crosstown track-work, in this case at Black Creek and Eglinton at Mount Dennis Station, includes turnouts and double crossover rail which allows trains to be guided from one track to another.