It appears there are still “wrinkles” causing delays on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.
“We are all working hard to finish this program,” he said.
It is still unclear when the transit line, which was scheduled to open in 2020, will start operating. Verstar previously said it would not announce a deadline until three months before the opening schedule was known.
He reiterated that fact on Monday.
“The most important thing is that we are moving forward systematically. We will not publish a service if it is not safe and reliable,” he said.
Construction on Eglinton Crosstown first began in 2011 but has been plagued by delays, including a lawsuit filed by the consortium responsible for the project.
Verster noted that system integration testing was about 15% in November and is now about 28%.Physical construction of Yonge and Eglinton has also been completedHe said he had obtained occupancy permits for some of the largest metro stations.
At the same time, the CEO said he was concerned about the signal train control system.
Verster said the system “requires several software releases to iron out the software, to iron out the wrinkles and get the system back into place.”
Last Metrolinx provided an update He last used the Eglinton Crosstown LRT in November, and said Metrolinx had a “very good idea” of when it would open. He has yet to confirm an approximate opening date and even refuses to say the transit line will open in 2024.
In December, Verster gave the media a tour of Yonge Station and said it would be “unwise and responsible” to declare an opening date.
of “New contract” An agreement reached in November between Premier Doug Ford and Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow secures additional funding for transit lines that were at risk of being “indefinitely postponed” due to the city’s financial woes.
To that end, the state announced it will provide up to $1.2 billion in state operational support over three years, specifically for the Eglinton Crosstown and Finch West Light Rail Transit systems.