Key sections of track are now installed on the Finch West light rail project



Written by Bill Wilson, Editor

Approximately 35% of the required tracks have been laid at the Finch West LRT project.

Metrolinx announced that key sections of track have now been installed for the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in Toronto.

The installation of the tracks is a major step towards the completion of the Finch West LRT. The line will run along Finch Avenue west from Keele Street to Highway 27, connecting transit services from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), York Region and Peel Region.

Mosaic Transit Group has currently laid approximately 35% of the track required for the line. This includes approximately 4 km of track on the main line, all rails at the maintenance and storage facility and the connection to York Gate Boulevard.

The parallel twin tracks of the main line will eventually be 10.3 km long, totaling 20.6 km of track. In addition, 4.4 km of track was installed in the yard and inside the maintenance and storage facility, while approximately 600 m was used to connect the facility to the main line at York Gate Blvd.

The Finch West LRT also contains six single crossings and one double crossing along the route, adding a noticeable amount of required lanes. In total, approximately 25.6 km of track will be installed.

Throughout 2022 and into 2023, work will continue to lay the remaining track. Meanwhile, the section of track currently installed between Sentinel Road and the maintenance and storage facility will be used for testing later this year.

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