Located east of Blair Station to cross into the RR174 median. The pocket track to store or park a train is also visible in the 3rd and 4th images below.
Snapshot of the Byron/Richmond Tunnel - October 30, 2022
VIA flyover, NW approach: foam blocks all in place, rebar getting ready for deck pour, side walls underway.
Progress on SE approach to creek, Transitway and VIA flyover.
Excavation of top soil just west of Kitchissipi Station to extend the SJAM parkway tunnel/ trench further east to the existing Transitway.
Snapshot of Scott Street Detour Temporary Bridge - March 21, 2022
Showing realigned MUP back to the Scott street detour from previous MUP detour over adjacent lands to south used during bridge construction. Adjacent lands site of future proposed 2 tower 12 sty. mid rise residential buildings.
Snapshot of Richmond Rd Temporary Bridge at Lincoln Fields - March 26, 2022
Steel piles being added on Northside of Richmond Road just West of McEwen Ave. Former site of the McEwen gas station.
Stage 2 flyover at Ellwood Junction/Brookfield/Sawmill Creek. Note low profile steel bridge, for ample clearance. Also one side of retaining walls is complete on unstable deep clay overburden.
Snapshot of Rail Tamper near Greenboro and South Keys Stations - December 5-7, 2021
December 5, 2021
Today a similar Mark IV tamper https://harscorail.com/equipment/surfacing/mark-iv-tamper.html was over legacy Hunt Club bridge. Likely now rails from Walkley yard, through Greenboro, W side of South Keys Station, past Lester Rd to NRC and also towards FlyYOW spur. FLIRT Trillium Stage 2 testing soon?
December 6, 2021
Equipment North of South Key's Station this morning. On a break just now.
December 7, 2021
As of the weekend, one set of rails is in place and being adjusted on the west side of SK Station. Test trains could run from Walkley Yard/Greenboro, over Lester to as far as Leitrim Road!
Snapshot of Ballast and Tie Work near South Keys Station - December 13, 2021
RELAM 925 doing ballast/tie work behind South Keys Mall for Stage 2
Snapshot of the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway Tunnel - December 3, 2021
Fantastic aerial shots of the SJAM parkway O-Train tunnel, that will connect from Kichi Sibi Station to Sherbourne Station. The tunnel is being built cut-and-cover. Once completed, the road will be realigned and a portion will pass on top.
Placing lightweight foam blocks onto foundations over deep marine clay for the new VIA flyover approaches, Trillium Line Stage 2
Looks like all Transitway flyover beams now placed and cleanup activities now in progress. Trillium Line Stage 2.
On the NE side of the new VIA flyover, many white foam blocks will be used for the approaches because of the marine/leda clay underlying. The bridge piers were drilled out very deep. Trillium Line Stage 2.
Until sometime in January, Hunt Club Rd at the Airport Parkway will be narrowed to just one lane each way, and most ramps closed to enable the completion of the new LRT / MUP for second track of TrilliumLine Stage 2. Expect bus and traffic delays.
Beams now in place for Sawmill Creek portion of VIA flyover near Brookfield. Four spans over Transitway to come next. TrilliumLine Stage 2 enhancements.
Dropped in to check the LRT progress along Richmond Road between Lincoln Fields and Woodroff this evening. Interesting progress along the Parkway but that is difficult to photograph unless you are on foot or bike.
To go over VIA and under Airport Parkway bridge a 4% grade is required, easily handled by the DMUs. However freight wants a 2% grade max, so it appears that the disconnected unused NE quadrant track is retained, just in case.
Pier work for Transitway and Sawmill Creek Trillium Line Stage 2 bridges continues, connecting VIA flyover to left/NW.