Metrolinx Finch West LRT track installation and vehicle testing updates

Written by Scott Money, Metrolinx
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Metrolinx yesterday released the following update on its work on the Finch West LRT track installation and vehicle testing.

New infographic (second figure, below) shows how much track has been put down and LRVs continue important testing phase. Nearly half of all track is now installed along the Finch West light rail transit (LRT) route. That’s up from about 35%, when Metrolinx News last updated readers on track installation back in May.

Crews continue to make progress on the east end of the new line near Finch West Station, at Highway 400 and towards Humber College.

In a recent social media post, the Finch West LRT team debuted a new infographic that shows you just how much rail has been put down. It’s also shown below.

Showcasing track installation progress across the Finch West LRT (maintenance and storage facility not shown). (Metrolinx image)

Light rail vehicle (LRV) testing continues

The third Finch West LRV was delivered earlier this year and is joining the other two in the testing phase.

Vehicles are running along a 1.8-km test track area between York Gate Boulevard and Sentinel Road.

Each vehicle needs to be tested for 600 km, which can take three weeks or more per vehicle.

Check out this Instagram post for more photos of the LRVs.

Story by Scott Money, Metrolinx editorial content manager

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