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November 28 2012

Moving Transit Forward in Toronto

TORONTO, November 28, 2012 - Metrolinx has signed agreements with the TTC and the City of Toronto to improve public transit and ease congestion in Toronto.

Under one agreement, the TTC will implement PRESTO fare card technology in all subway stations, buses and streetcars by 2016. This will allow commuters to travel seamlessly and more conveniently within the TTC and across eight municipal transit systems equipped with PRESTO in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Read more »

November 23 2012

Designing the Future of Eglinton – Event with Antoine Grumbach

The City of Toronto Planning Division is hosting internationally-renowned architect and urban designer Antoine Grumbach as part of the Eglinton Planning Study. Grumbach will be giving a public lecture to help Toronto understand how Eglinton can redevelop and reinvent itself for the 21st Century with the LRT. The event will be held on November 28, 2012 at North Toronto Collegiate Institute. Click here to learn more.

November 14 2012

Vote for your favourite names in the Tunnel Boring Machines Naming Contest!

We received nearly 500 entries for the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) Naming Contest! Thank you to everyone for their entries. Our selection committee has nominated six finalists and it’s time to vote for the winner. Visit our contest page to vote. Voting is open until November 21, 2012. The two entries with the most votes will win! Read more »

October 26 2012

Enter the Tunnel Boring Machines Naming Contest!

Submit an entry for the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) Naming Contest for a chance to put your personal stamp on one of the biggest transit expansion projects in Toronto’s history.

By the end of 2012, four 10.5-metre, 500-tonne TBMs will be delivered in Toronto. These TBMs will dig the tunnel underneath Eglinton Avenue for The Crosstown Light Rail Transit line. Four machines with such an important job deserve proper names, and we need your help naming them. Visit our contest page to enter.

October 05 2012

The Crosstown to be owned and maintained by Metrolinx, operated by the TTC

Ontario Minister of Transportation Bob Chiarelli and TTC Chair Karen Stintz announced yesterday that Metrolinx and TTC have decided how The Crosstown and the other three new light rail lines will be built and operated.

Metrolinx and the TTC share a vision for the future of transit – and are working together on a path forward that benefits everyone: Read more »

September 20 2012

The AFP model and what it means for Toronto transit riders

The Eglinton-Crosstown LRT is one of four new light rail lines being built in Toronto. Metrolinx is responsible for financing and building the new lines, and the TTC is responsible for operating the existing transit system. Metrolinx and TTC are working closely together to ensure that the new lines are seamlessly integrated with the subway and bus network. Read more »

September 11 2012

Metrolinx continues progress on delivering transit solutions in Toronto

Tunnel construction contract awarded for the Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown Light Rail Transit project

TORONTO – The Metrolinx Board has approved the award of the Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown tunnel construction contract from the west launch shaft area near Black Creek Drive to Yonge-Eglinton station, signalling another important step in the largest light rail transit expansion in the City of Toronto’s history. Read more »

September 04 2012

Light Rail Vehicle mock-up at Evergreen Brick Works until October 28!

Do you love transit?

Come down to Evergreen Brick Works and meet the newest vehicle in our transit family!

Metrolinx is pleased to introduce visitors to the Light Rail Vehicle that will soon be in use on Toronto’s four new light rail transit lines:The Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown LRT, the Scarborough RT, the Finch West LRT, and the Sheppard East LRT. Read more »

July 27 2012

Online Consultation: Western Alignment and Vehicle Maintenance and Storage Facility

Thank you to everyone who participated in the first Western Alignment and Vehicle Maintenance and Storage Facility consultation in June and early July 2012.

Please review the public consultation report (PDF)

Next steps Read more »

July 26 2012

Tunnelling for The Crosstown

Metrolinx is moving ahead on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project, part of the Province's 8.4 billion dollar investment in transit expansion for Toronto. Construction will begin by digging tunnels that will be constructed by large tunnel boring machines or TBMs for short. Read more »