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Metrolinx moves forward with Finch West light-rail project

The Finch West light-rail line in northwest Toronto will be completed in 2023.
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Metrolinx crews have completed most early construction on the future Finch West light-rail line in northwest Toronto in preparation for major construction, agency officials announced last week on the Metrolinx blog.

Crews relocated oil and gas pipelines, removed trees, constructed an access road and installed fencing along the nearly 7-mile route. Workers also broke ground on a light-rail vehicle maintenance and storage facility at York Gate Boulevard and Finch Avenue West.

Metrolix also has been constructing temporary work sites along the Highway 400 bridge in preparation for construction of two new bridge decks off the highway. Crews have begun road-widening activities to make way for an underground station, emergency exit, track and other required infrastructure.

Construction of the Finch West line will continue through winter 2020. 

By 2023, the Finch West light-rail line will connect the Jamestown, Rexdale and Black Creek neighborhoods via 18 stops, including 16 surface stops and an underground interchange station at Finch West. A below-grade terminal stop at Humber College will connect to other local transit services like GO Transit, MiWay, Viva and Zum. 

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