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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Globe and Mail - Transport Canada reviewing studies on multibillion-dollar Via Rail expansion

Bill Curry/Globe and Mail - Transport Canada is reviewing the results of five private studies as the federal government weighs whether to support Via Rail Canada Inc.’s multibillion-dollar expansion plans.

The federal Crown corporation presented a business case for what it calls high-frequency rail to Transport Minister Marc Garneau in December that outlines a $4-billion plan to secure exclusive right-of-way for Via trains in the Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto corridor.

The project includes replacing Via’s aging fleet of 160 cars and 40 locomotives. read the rest of the article HERE.

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