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Tcmetro Jan 16, 2021 11:07 PM

Here is my updated list of 2021 openings:
A few projects that were previously to open in 2021, now delayed to 2022:

Easy Jan 23, 2021 10:51 PM

LA's Crenshaw line is looking very iffy for September and maybe even for 2021. During this week's construction update the project managers expressed increasing frustration with the contractors tasked with completing and testing the electrical and communication equipment in the underground stations. The short story is that they need at least 5 months of testing after that work is complete and they don't think that it will be completed by April. The contractor tasked with testing the equipment has been waiting months for installation to be completed and the contractor that's supposed to complete installation has not committed the necessary resources to complete it.

Innsertnamehere Feb 16, 2021 2:33 PM

Fencing has gone up around the launch shaft for the Scarborough Subway Extension at the northeast corner of Sheppard Avenue East and McCowan Road.

Utility Relocations are ongoing and full scale construction of the tunnel launch shaft will begin in a month or two.

Toronto Scarborough Subway Extension - 4.7 miles (7.5 km)

The line will replace the failing Scarborough Rapid Transit Line, an ICTS mid-capacity system that has reached end of life (Same technology as the Vancouver Skytrain). It will feature 3 stops over the 7.5km, one at Lawrence Avenue, one at Scarborough Town Centre, and one at Sheppard Avenue.

This is one of four subway extensions expected to start construction in Toronto over the next 2 years or so.

Metro-One Feb 26, 2021 2:11 AM

Demolition work for the Broadway Subway in Vancouver.

This one will be on the list this year.

Nite Mar 6, 2021 10:02 PM


Originally Posted by Innsertnamehere (Post 9191980)

This is one of four subway extensions expected to start construction in Toronto over the next 2 years or so.

I hope the bloor line will continue to go north in the future and the sheppard line will continues to go east and ends up at the Zoo
So many wonderful projects in all major cities across the country, Quebec city seems to be the one always out of step, it's not building highrises like crazy and not building transit projects either.

Metro-One Mar 8, 2021 5:10 AM

So here is some station excavation for the Broadway Subway Project in Vancouver. Would this be considered an active project now for this list?


Originally Posted by officedweller (Post 9209090)
South Granville Station site

From Lawrence Black twitter March 4th:

Metro-One Mar 10, 2021 1:48 AM

I am guessing that Cirrus doesn’t frequent this forum much anymore?

Cirrus Mar 11, 2021 7:53 PM

My internet browsing time has been really infrequent and difficult during COVID. Hopefully when things are back to normal I can be a regular again.

In the meantime, I updated what seems relevant. Please let me know what should change. I added:
  • Chicago commuter rail South Shore Line West lake extension - 8 miles
  • Toronto Scarborough subway extension - 5 miles (8 km)
  • Vancouver Broadway subway - 4 miles (6 km)
None of the projects Tcmetro listed in terms of 2021 openings appear to be open yet.

Metro-One Mar 15, 2021 1:00 AM

Thanks for updating the list!

Nite Mar 18, 2021 6:15 AM

Metrolinx Project plans for Toronto
Hopefully it's all done by 2030

Nite May 20, 2021 9:26 PM


Eglinton Crosstown - Eglinton-Yonge Station
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Eglinton Crosstown - Science-Centre Station
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SkahHigh May 30, 2021 3:08 PM


Originally Posted by Nite (Post 9221580)
Metrolinx Project plans for Toronto
Hopefully it's all done by 2030

Wow, they're finally thinking of making the Sheppard line relevant. Eager to see that!

Nite Jun 12, 2021 12:38 AM


Originally Posted by SkahHigh (Post 9296388)
Wow, they're finally thinking of making the Sheppard line relevant. Eager to see that!

The sheppard expansion is on Metrolinks to-do list, but it not currently a funded project. basically the Sheppard line and scarborough expansion will meet and you could make the Sheppard line part of the bloor-Danforth line,

Nite Jun 18, 2021 6:41 AM

Toronto - Eglinton Crosstown - Keelesdale Station Update

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Innsertnamehere Jun 18, 2021 12:26 PM

The Bloomington GO line extension opens June 28 in Tororonto. It's quickly earning the nickname "The Garage-Mahal". This station will likely see about a thousand daily passengers, and will be serviced by about 6 trains in each morning and evening rush hour.

Busy Bee Jun 18, 2021 12:58 PM

Looking good

llamaorama Jun 26, 2021 3:49 PM

This is just a stupid "shower thought" about transit in Dallas Fort Worth, but go with it:

What if the DART Silver Line and Tex Rail integrated to some extent, where some silver trains don't go to DFW but rather down to Fort Worth? All they need to do is refresh the one leg of the wye junction where the airport branch comes off what had been the old cotton belt line and then trains from Plano could go straight instead of turning. And on the subject of that, what about a connection to any of them with the A-train? It ends a few miles away with a forced transfer to light rail and has abysmal ridership. If it ran just a little further it could join with the Silver Line corridor and get to DFW airport (or maybe to Plano?).

The other thought, could TRE use the extension of TexRail to the Baylor Scott and White medical center in south Fort Worth?

Austin55 Jun 27, 2021 7:14 AM

Through-running of silver line trains has been discussed and would be possible. No further details have been said.

TRE is not in tended TEXRail extension.

llamaorama Jun 27, 2021 2:48 PM

The other idea might be to turn Carrollton into a hub. TexRail could continue past DFW and A-train could continue past Trinity Mills and they could meet DART Green and Silver.

202_Cyclist Jun 30, 2021 3:37 PM

First trolley rolls onto Mid-Coast Extension as SANDAG, MTS test new track

June 29, 2021

"SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Transportation leaders and transit advocates from around the region gathered Tuesday to witness the first trolley on the Mid-Coast Extension of the UC San Diego Blue Line.

The milestone signifies that train testing is beginning and that the San Diego Association of Governments is officially transferring responsibility to the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System for operations.

“This is an important day,” said Nathan Fletcher, MTS board chair and San Diego County supervisor. “We get the keys to Mid-Coast and it’s all- systems-go for testing our trolleys on the tracks..."

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