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during construction of the Crosstown

eglinton crosstown logo.pngThis week, Metrolinx and Crosslinx Transit Solutions — the consortium building the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line — launched a new mobile application, aCrosstown, to help you navigate Eglinton Avenue during the construction of line.

aCrosstown delivers real-time information about traffic and transit conditions along the corridor and keeps you informed about the Crosstown construction activities.

Some of the app’s key features include:

  • Specific delay information — lane reductions, turning restrictions, the reason for the delay and the direction of traffic that it affects;
  • Transit-stop finder, using your location;
  • Real-time bus tracking;
  • Built-in public Toronto Parking Authority (“Green P”) parking lot locator; and
  • Real-time notifications as you approach delays.

The user-friendly, one-stop mobile app provides you with 24/7 access to timely and accurate information about traffic and transit on Eglinton Avenue. Unlike other transit and map apps, aCrosstown is a single source of traffic, transit and parking information, specifically about Eglinton.

App users can select either drive or transit mode depending on your means of transportation. And, it offers hands-free, audible features so you can keep you hands on the wheel and eyes on the road, if you’re using aCrosstown while you’re driving.

Information about traffic changes resulting from building the Crosstown comes directly from Crosslinx. Crosslinx also provides the app operator with information that the City of Toronto has approved about traffic changes. The TTC is providing information about transit services and changes through NextBus. The app operator will also gather data and push updates from other sources, such as Ontario 511 — the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s traveler information service — CP24, TomTom and crowd-sourcing.

The free app is available for Android, Apple and Blackberry devices.

The 19-km Crosstown will extend under and along Eglinton Avenue between Mount Dennis and Kennedy stations. The consortium started building the first station in March and construction is underway at most of the 15 underground stations. Metrolinx has intends to open the line in 2021.

Crosslinx Transit Solutions is a joint venture of ACS-Dragados, Aecon, EllisDon and SNC-Lavalin. In 2015, Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario selected Crosslinx to design, build, finance and maintain the Eglinton Crosstown.

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