Work has started on early upgrades at Metrolinx’s Finch Station that will set the groundwork for future construction on the Yonge North Subway Extension. The upgrades will connect communities in Toronto, Vaughan, Markham and Richmond Hill along an approximately eight-kilometer (five-mile) extension of the Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) Line 1 subway service.
“We’re excited to start the early upgrades at Finch Station and move the Yonge North Subway Extension into the construction stage,” says Metrolinx project sponsor Stephen Collins. “The upgrades at Finch Station will help keep the project running smoothly and bring us a step closer to expanding the region’s rapid transit network.”The most noticeable work is happening along Hendon Avenue, near Yonge Street, for upgrades to the electrical infrastructure that will bring power to the new subway extension. This involves securing new heavy-duty power cables inside a protective casing and installing them underground.