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Eglinton Crosstown West Extension Tunneling Progress

Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Excavation for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension started earlier this spring with Renny, one of the two TBMs leading the way.

Rexy began boring following Renny’s lead in July. Up to this point, they’ve travelled 865m and 1582m respectively.

One can keep tabs on Renny and Rexy with a new tracker as they bore over six kilometers of tunnels that are going to form a large part of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension.

The excavation started at tunnel launch shaft site near Renforth Drive and is continuing east to Scarlett Road, where Rexy and Renny are going to be pulled out of the ground.

The journey will transit to an elevated section just west of Scarlett Road, passing over the Humber River. It will go back underground, just east of Jane Street, and link to the Eglinton Crosstown LRT at Mount Dennis Station.

The extension is going to add 9.2 kilometers to the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, making it faster and easier to take the trip by rapid transit from the east end of Toronto all the way into Mississauga.

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