Final pieces of trackwork being installed at Eglinton Station for Crosstown LRT project

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor
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Metrolinx continues to make progress on its Crosstown line in Toronto.

Metrolinx is completing trackwork for Eglinton Station for Crosstown LRT project.

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project has seen some key advances recently – and we have the shots. Take a look at what’s new on the tracks at Eglinton Station, as well as important work near Toronto’s Brentcliffe Road.

Metrolinx started this Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) update by tracking the, well, tracks.

The latest images taken around Eglinton Station show the final pieces of trackwork for the project are now being installed.

Installation of the overhead catenary system (the wires that power the trains), train signals, communications systems and other features to enable safe train movement will continue into 2022.

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Here’s a cool image of the track work at Eglinton Station. (Metrolinx photo)

By the end of the year, rail will run continuously from the Maintenance and Storage Facility, located on the site of the former Kodak lands, to Kennedy Station.

Want more background on the Crosstown LRT project? Just click here

Meanwhile, another progress photo shows structural work is now complete on a retaining wall just east of Brentcliffe Road. Crews are installing the geogrid and planting new greenery.

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Crews work on a retaining wall, just east of Brentcliffe Road. (Metrolinx photo)

And along the surface-level section of the Crosstown LRT, restoration work continues on the streetscape, including tree planting and the ongoing installation of green track-beds, which will cover 60 per cent of the area between Brentcliffe and Ionview.

Image shows crews working on a stretch of rail.
Surface-level work taking place. (Metrolinx photo)

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