A line of track pads is shown.

Photos - rail installation lines up Toronto’s Crosstown LRT

The important work of putting down track continues to shape the look, and future, of the Crosstown.

Oct 30, 2019

It’s easy to get lost in the depths and detailed design of Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project.

But other than the light rail vehicles to come, there are no better symbols of movement – and progress – than the rails themselves.

Tracks are shown in a complicated crossover of rails.

In this photo update of the constant work being done by Metrolinx construction partners, Crosslinx Transit Solutions, we have good images of track-work. As winter and colder temperatures quickly move into the Toronto area, advances on the track bed and lines of rail are reminders that crews continue this important work – above and below ground – in all weather.

Crews work in a deep hole that will become a track bed.

In short, those experts are keeping the LRT project on track.

A series of track pads are shown.

And for this week’s bonus shot, work on an overhead catenary system (OCS) that will power the light rail vehicles is nearly complete from east of Mount Dennis Station to the Black Creek Portal.

The picture shows power towers lining the rail-lines.