Light Rail Vehicle Delivery and Testing between Laird Dr. and Kennedy Rd.

mai 13, 2021


East Testing and Commissioning Map

Starting May 25, six (6) Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) will be moved from the Eglinton Maintenance and Storage Facility (EMSF) to the LRT tracks (guideway) at Rosemount Dr. via truck transport. The LRVs will be delivered one at a time, on May 25, 26, 27, 31 and June 1 and 2. 


Once delivered, The LRVs will be connected to the overhead catenary system which powers the vehicles via traction power substations located along the alignment.  The LRVs will then travel west at a slow rate of speed to the underground storage area.  For the first LRV, crews will walk with the vehicle to validate clearances between the vehicle and LRT infrastructure. A Paid Duty Officer will be present as the LRV passes through each intersection.

What to Expect

Vehicle Delivery
  • LRVs will be delivered to Rosemount Dr. and Eglinton Ave. E. via transport truck.
  • Eglinton Ave. will be reduced to one westbound through lane and one westbound right turn lane east of Rosemount Dr., and one eastbound through lane and one shared eastbound through-right turn lane west of Rosemount Dr. while the LRVs are offloaded.
LRV Route Map

LRV Route Map
LRV Off-Loading 

LRV Off-Loading Map
Testing and Commissioning 
  • Testing and commissioning will take place in three phases beginning June 2021:
  1.  Clearance and static testing will take place in June and includes a walking inspection of LRVs operating between 0 – 5km/hr
  2. Dynamic testing will take place from July to September and includes testing coupled vehicles, increased speed testing, brake tests, concurrent vehicle testing, and communications and signal systems testing
  3.  TTC Driver Training will follow and includes operational training for TTC personnel who will be responsible for operating the LRT once it is in service.
  •  The OCS is energized. At 750V this means the cables are electrified and dangerous if encountered. It is never safe to go near the overhead cables. 
  •  The LRVs will cross traffic lanes at intersections between Leslie St. and Kennedy Rd. Initially they will follow the existing traffic signals, with dedicated traffic signal use being integrated during testing.


Hours of Work

  • LRV delivery will take place on May 25, 26, 27, 31 and June 1 and 2, 2021
  • Clearance and Static Testing will take place in June 2021
  • Dynamic Testing will take place from July to September 2021.
  • Testing will take place between 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
  • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours but may do so at its discretion.
  • This work may take longer or shorter than expected.


Traffic Details

  • Lane closures will be in effect on at Eglinton Ave at Rosemount Dr. on May 25, 26, 27, 31 and June 1 and 2, to accommodate LRV delivery.
  • There are no traffic changes associated with phases 1,2 or 3 of testing
  • Nine (9) left turn prohibitions are already in effect along Eglinton Ave. E. between Laird Dr. and Kennedy Rd. as part of the final traffic configuration of Eglinton Ave. to accommodate the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.
  • Emergency vehicle access on Eglinton Ave. and cross-streets will be maintained.
  • North and South bound through movements will be prohibited at Eglinton Ave. and Rosemount Dr. during each delivery. 
  • Left-turn movements will be restricted in all directions during each delivery. 


Pedestrians and TTC Details

  • There are no changes to existing pedestrian routes or TTC stop locations on Eglinton Ave. between Laird Dr. and Kennedy Rd. for phases 1, 2 or 3 of testing.
  • LRVs will share the right-of-way with pedestrians, drivers and cyclists at intersections


Other Impacts

  • Due to the nature of this work, at times there will be noise around the work area.


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