Thank-you and farewell to the Crosstown’s TBMs!

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March 10, 2017

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project marks another significant milestone the week of March 13th, 2017. Metrolinx will start the process of extracting the tunnel boring machines (TBM) from the completed east tunnels, and say farewell to our faithful helpers, TBM Don and TBM Humber. 

What is happening?

The TBMs will be disassembled and lifted from extraction shaft just east of Yonge & Eglinton in four over-sized sections over four days. TBM Don, the machine that bored the north tunnel, will be removed first.


It all begins during the morning on Monday, March 13th between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Each piece will be lifted from the extraction shaft in the morning, and placed on the ground within the construction zone. Later, after 9 p.m. that night, the piece will be loaded onto a large truck and hauled away. 

Please join us!

Metrolinx invites all to join us throughout the week of March 13th to thank TBM Don for his service and say farewell. There will be opportunity to watch the pieces being lifted and transported offsite. We’re excited to mark this significant milestone with our partners and friends in the community.