Next big thing in the works as LRT station soon to be built in Mississauga


Published November 24, 2023 at 4:06 pm

Hazel McCallion LRT next phase Port Credit LRT station
Work crews will soon be busy building the Port Credit GO LRT station as part of the Hazel McCallion Line. (Photo: Metrolinx)

Construction of a “pivotal” piece of the $1.4-billion Hurontario Street light rail transit (LRT) line will soon get underway in south Mississauga, project leaders say.

Work crews are preparing to move on to one of the next phases of the huge transit project, namely the building of an underground LRT station at Port Credit GO.

Officials with Metrolinx, the provincial agency overseeing the Hazel McCallion Line project that will link Mississauga and Brampton via an 18-kilometre LRT route, say the recent completion of major work in Port Credit now allows room for the LRT station to be constructed.

Using a revolutionary engineering method” known as the Verona System, crews working on the Port Credit GO Station segment of the line pushed a massive concrete passageway (push box) under the Lakeshore West rail tracks this past summer to create the tunnel through which future light-rail vehicles will travel into and out of the station.

The new tunnel will separate northbound and southbound LRT vehicle traffic when the Hazel McCallion Line opens to the public in fall 2024.

Video shows time-lapse shots of the “push box.”

With that step having been fully completed earlier this month, crews now have the space to build the underground station, project leaders say.

“The Verona System’s removal marks a pivotal moment in the creation of the Hazel McCallion Line,” Metrolinx officials said in an online update this week. “It opens space for the next phase of construction of an underground LRT station at Port Credit GO and represents a significant leap in construction efficiency.”

In addition, officials note, “the project reached another milestone by reinstating three existing GO train tracks with brand new rail” in Port Credit.

“This enhancement ensures improved efficiency and safety for GO train commuters. Additionally, the foundation for two additional tracks has been laid, setting the stage for future expansion and increased capacity.”

When open to passengers late next year, the Hazel McCallion Line will whisk riders from the Port Credit GO station in south Mississauga all the way north into Brampton, with 19 stops along the way.


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