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Metrolinx updating signals, maintaining tracks in Union Station rail corridor: July 31 update



Metrolinx crews continue the ongoing projects to upgrade the train-signalling system and maintain tracks in the Union Station rail corridor.

Crews are:

  • updating signals — between Bathurst and York Streets.
  • Crews work from 8 p.m. Saturday, August 1 until 5 a.m. Sunday, August 2 and continuing overnight nightly until 5 a.m. Saturday, August 8 to:
  • contain cables;
  • plank;
  • build panels;
  • build retaining walls;
  • backfill; and
  • install caissons.

  • performing necessary civil work - north side of the rail corridor between Union Station and Scott Street.
  • Crews work from 8 p.m. Saturday, August 1 until 5 a.m. Sunday, August 2 and continuing overnight nightly until 5 a.m. Saturday, August 8.
  • The work supports an upcoming project to install signal bridges at this location later this year.
  • Expect noise from:
  • drilling;
  • hammering;
  • high-mast daylighting;
  • concrete chipping; and
  • back-up beepers from reversing trucks.

  • replacing rail ties - south side of the rail corridor near the Scott Street signal bridge.
  • Crews work from 8 p.m. Friday, July 31 until 5 a.m. Saturday, August 1.
  • Expect occasional noise.
  • excavating and chipping concrete - north side of the rail corridor between Scott and Parliament Streets.
  • Crews work from 8 p.m. Saturday, August 1 until 5 a.m. Sunday, August 2 and continuing overnight nightly until 5 a.m. Saturday, August 8.
  • The work supports an upcoming project to install signal bridges at various locations along the corridor later this year.
  • Expect noise from:
  • drilling;
  • hammering;
  • high-mast daylighting;
  • concrete chipping; and
  • back-up beepers from reversing trucks.

  • installing caissons - Track E1, north side of the rail corridor between Cherry Street and Queen Street East.
  • Crews work from Monday, August 3 until Friday, August 7.
  • Crews are:
  • pouring concrete pour;
  • backfilling;
  • tamping ground; and
  • building conduits.
  • The work supports an upcoming project to install signal bridges at various locations along the corridor later this year.
  • Expect occasional noise.


“Daylighting” means opening up — exposing to light — a previously underground or covered structure, such as a tunnel.

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