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What’s happening along Crosstown LRT intersections during occasional intersection closures

We have a new video, showing how crews – after dark – use a special vehicle to help do work.

Oct 26, 2020

A lot goes on after nightfall.

Including traffic-stopping action along the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) route.

If you’ve ever been at a Toronto intersection during the night, while crews have been toiling away on overhead wires supporting the Crosstown system, the scene captured in this video may look familiar. It shows how officials create the elaborate catenary system needed for Crosstown.

The collection of wires, and the overhead catenary system, is what will power the vehicles.

The system of guiding the new wires along the path, including over intersections, is very efficient. Though if you’ve had to wait the five or ten minutes needed to stretch the wires across an intersection, it may not seem so quick – thank you for the needed patience.

What’s interesting, is the installation vehicle – as you can see in the video – rides the rails as it does the work.

It’s a bit like threading a needle – if the thread is an electrical system that will help move a city.