the round formwork

Crosstown LRT crews get closer to putting down all rail

Find out how much rail has been installed along the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project.

Jul 12, 2021

Along with the most recent images from the Eglinton Crosstown’s light rail transit (LRT) project, comes an interesting statistic on the amount of rail that has been placed along the Toronto line.

Crews report 93 per cent of all rail has been installed on the route. In the image below, you can see some of it being fine tuned at Chaplin Station.

crews working on rail lines.

Rail lines at Chaplin Station get some TLC. (Metrolinx photo)

As well, a new progress image from Avenue Station points out that unique concrete pours require unique solutions. In this case, the Avenue team used a cylindrical-shaped formwork to pour the final small sections of tunnel at the end of the station box.

the round formwork

The unique formwork at Avenue Station. (Metrolinx photo)

And at Leaside, waterproofing is being applied on top of the roof at the station, marking the completion of the station box structure. Following this, crews will backfill overtop and restore the roadway.

waterproofing material.

Waterproofing at Leaside. (Metrolinx photo)

Just catching up with what the Crosstown project is all about? Here’s a good source of background information, along with our continuing Metrolinx News coverage.