Prairie Link - New High Speed Rail Proposal for Calgary-Red Deer-Edmonton

Prairie Link High Speed Rail

Fantastic news out of Alberta! The companies EllisDon and AECOM are proposing a high speed rail line between Calgary, Red Deer and Edmonton. Here is their press release. We will be watching this closely.

Edmonton, AB, July 8, 2021EllisDon, a world-leading construction services and infrastructure development company, announced today that they have formed a partnership to advance the development of high-speed rail connecting Edmonton, Red Deer, and Calgary in Alberta, Canada. EllisDon and its team took the initiative to propose the project within the Government of Alberta’s Unsolicited Proposal Guidelines and Framework.

"The notion of high-speed rail — a proven technology around the world — connecting Edmonton, Red Deer, and Calgary in Alberta is not new, but we believe that its time has come. We have built a team with both the capacity and faith in the future of our province to advance it in a meaningful way for Albertans," said Jeffrey Hansen-Carlson, Director with EllisDon Capital and Project Director for Prairie Link. 

Prairie Link has secured a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) from Alberta Transportation laying the foundation for cooperatively advancing project development. With an estimated capital cost of $9 billion, the project will be among the largest and most defining nation-building transportation projects in Alberta's history.

“Since this is a private sector initiative it is very important to us that we continue to maintain positive and solution-orientated day-to-day relationships with the great people that work for the Government of Alberta,” said Joey Comeau, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice-President of EllisDon Capital and Chair of the Board of Prairie Link.

The Prairie Link team has already commenced Indigenous engagement and established an advisory committee to guide project development.

“We are committed to the generational prosperity of our Indigenous partners. We are committed to the regional prosperity of Edmonton, Red Deer, and Calgary as well as each county in between. We are also committed to supporting the growth and development of both international airports in Alberta,” said Hansen-Carlson.

To learn more about the Prairie Link High-Speed Rail project: 

info@prairelink.ca       1-403-607-6689            www.prairielink.ca


Three High-Speed Rail TGV Corridors for Canada

 Feel free share this poster with all high-speed rail supporters in Canada.  Canada's high-speed rail TGV corridors are: Toronto-Montreal, Edmonton-Calgary, Vancouver-Seattle.

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TGV ou TGF, faites le bon choix, Monsieur Trudeau !


Publié le 13 avril 2021 à 12h00, La Presse, Michel Archambault, Professeur émérite en tourisme, fondateur de la Chaire de tourisme Transat, Université du Québec à Montréal

 À l’aube de la présentation du prochain budget de la ministre des Finances, Chrystia Freeland, le cabinet fédéral annoncera probablement un important programme d’infrastructures. La construction, dans le corridor Québec-Windsor, d’une voie réservée à un train à grande vitesse (TGV) devrait être prioritaire.

 Le train est plus écologique que l’auto, le bus et l’avion (ce dernier émet de 30 à 50 fois plus de CO2). Coïncidence, l’Union européenne a déclaré 2021 « Année européenne du rail », demandant à ses pays membres de consacrer 70 % des financements en transport au train plutôt qu’à l’avion ou à l’automobile. Face aux enjeux des changements climatiques, « la mobilité est la composante du voyage qui impacte le plus sur l’empreinte carbone… et le train l’emporte toujours sur l’avion et l’auto pour la protection de l’environnement » (G. Cromer, etourisme.info, 15 février 2021). 

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Young Liberals Policy on High Speed Rail is Approved at Liberal Party of Canada Policy Convention

 The Young Liberal wing of Liberal Party Canada #highspeedrail policy was approved at the Liberal Policy Convention and was prioritized as number 4 out of 26. GREAT NEWS! Let us hope the Prime Minister does not confuse #TGV #highspeed rail with VIA Rail flawed, slow trains, high frequency rail proposal. Here is LINK to convention policies that were approved.

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