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How does transit tunnel boring technology work?

12 August 2018

How does transit tunnel boring technology work?

A tunnel boring machine (TBM), also known as a "mole", is a machine used to excavate tunnels with a circular cross section through a variety of soil and rock strata. They may also be used for microtunneling. They can bore through anything from hard rock to sand.

Tunnel boring machines can operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The advantage of this approach is that tunnelling takes place deep underground with minimal disruption to the ground above

Sophisticate tunnel boring technology makes subway construction under congested cities possible.

Toronto transit update: Pan Am Games Update and the new Downtown Toronto-Airport Rail Link

18 May 2015

Toronto transit update: Pan Am Games Update and the new Downtown Toronto-Airport Rail Link

The Union Pearson Express will deliver quick, dependable service between Toronto Pearson International Airport and Toronto's downtown Union Station – the two busiest transportation hubs in Canada. The link is scheduled to come into service in 2015, just in time for the Pan/Parapan American Games.

The Toronto Pearson Express airport to downtown train service launches Aprl 6 2015. Right before the Pan Am Games in the Toronto area between July 10-26.

Toronto transit technology takes a leap forward (May 2015 Update)

06 April 2015

Toronto transit technology takes a leap forward (May 2015 Update)

The Crosstown is one of the largest – and most ambitious – infrastructure projects in North America, designed to improve transit in mid-town Toronto. There will be up to 26 stations in total, with an estimated 100 million trips annually in 2013 The Toronto Pearson Express airport to downtown train service launches Aprl 6 2015. Right before the Pan Am Games in the Toronto area between July 10-26.

Crosstown LRT, Union Pearson Express, Downtown Relief Line, PRESTO SmartCard Payment System, new LRT Vehicles, and the Spadina Subway Extension

Toronto transit technology takes a leap forward with the Crosstown LRT

22 March 2013

Toronto transit technology takes a leap forward with the Crosstown LRT

The Crosstown is one of the largest – and most ambitious – infrastructure projects in North America, designed to improve transit in mid-town Toronto. There will be up to 26 stations in total, with an estimated 100 million trips annually in 2031

The $4.6 billion Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown LRT project, part of the $8.4 billion development to build a 52km LRT line in Toronto.

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