How Crosstown light rail transit is being built on the surface
Take a look at some of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT progress currently being made.
Jun 11, 2019
We know you have questions in life.
“Do I have enough saved for retirement?”
“Do the Raptors have what it takes to really do this?”
And: “Sure, it’s technically called an in-law suite, but do I want them living with us for an entire month?”
The list of queries goes on and on, but doesn’t likely include: “What are the stages of building a surface light rail transit (LRT) line?”
But as the Crosstown LRT build continues along Toronto’s Eglinton Avenue, we know neighbourhood residents and local workers are familiar with the sight of Crosslink Transit Solutions crews – Metrolinx’s constructor on the 19 kilometre rapid transit system – toiling on the line. And as drivers and pedestrians see the effort daily, and put up with the noise and traffic disruptions needed, we thought we’d come up with an infographic than breaks down how those crews manage guideway construction.
So while that extended stay by your in-laws may be more pressing, the work you see taking place on the LRT is timely – and pretty impressive.