Metrolinx announced that Keelesdale Station is the first Eglinton Crosstown LRT station to take important steps toward completion.

Construction on the light rail transit project is progressing well.

This includes a new achievement for Keelesdale Station, located at the west end of the line.

In 2016, Keelesdale Station was the site for the official groundbreaking ceremony, kicking off a new phase of construction on the Eglinton Crosstown.

It’s only fitting that Keelesdale Station is the first station on the project to officially receive an Occupancy Permit from the City of Toronto.

To reach this point, it means passing several phases of inspections as set in the Ontario Building Code, including checks by Toronto Fire and TSSA (Technical Standards and Safety Authority).

These inspections ensure that the building will be safe for public use once the new LRT line opens, and that the station equipment and safety systems are working as intended.

There is still work to be done as crews continue testing the train systems and prepare for operator training.

Testing of the various station systems will continue, along with staff training, until the Crosstown is ready to be open for passenger service. This means that while it may look like the station is complete, it is not yet ready to accept passengers.

Keelesdale Station in 2016 during groundbreaking. (Metrolinx photo)

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