Ropes pull an escalator into place.

Crosstown LRT progress – How to move an escalator underground

The latest Eglinton Crosstown LRT progress photos.

Dec 2, 2020

Construction crews toiling at the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) stop at Caledonia have been up to something.

New images from the project capture the tough task of workers as they recently pulled escalators to the upper concourse using chains. It was painstaking and precise and perfectly aligned.

It’s tough enough to move a heavy coach from one side of a room to another, let alone an entire escalator underground.

Ropes pull an escalator into place.

Inch at a time – An escalator is slowly hauled into place at Caledonia. (Metrolinx photo)

As well, hard work continues at the west end of the Crosstown line, with a new photo that shows crews installing snow melting tubing which will heat up the platforms from below in the winter.

Pipes run along a platform.

These tubes will heat the platform surface that will be poured above. A bit like the heated bathroom floor your cousin recently installed. (Metrolinx photo)

And at Laird, teams have completed a large concrete pour, bringing them one step closer to finishing the street level of the future station.

a large construction site.

Concrete is poured at Laird. (Metrolinx photo)

So everyone is, yes, rising to the challenge of getting the mammoth Toronto route up and running.