Metrolinx’s Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicle testing reaches eastern milestone

Sept. 3, 2020
As the Eglinton Crosstown Light-Rail Transit Project progresses, a new transit vehicle travels where no vehicle has gone before.

Light-rail vehicles (LRVs) have traveled along Metrolinx’s Eglinton Crosstown route.

On its most recent journey, a Crosstown LRV went all the way from Mt. Dennis Station through the tunnel to Caledonia Station and back. That’s about 1.3 kilometers (.81 miles) each way and marks the furthest east a train has traveled along the Crosstown route so far.

The Eglinton Crosstown LRT will open in 2022 as Line 5 Eglinton and will be operated by the Toronto Transit Commission. The C$8.4 billion (US$6.43 billion) project will serve 25 stops and stations along a 19-kilometer (11.8-mile) line.