Category Archives for "Regions"

Sep 02

Minister of Transport announces yet another study of SW Ontario passenger rail service

By Transport Action | Intercity Rail and Bus , Ontario

Federal Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra made the trip down from Toronto by train and an announcement at the Windsor VIA Rail station on August 30th. We are pleased by government’s continued interest in moving toward enhancing services in Southwestern Ontario, which we recognise as a major opportunity both to enhance VIA Rail’s revenues by […]

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May 30

One tunnel or two? The Third Link is a superhighway Québec City doesn’t need

By Harry Gow | Highways & Bridges , Quebec

The recently proposed changes to the Québec Third Link project do not make it any more acceptable, and Transport Action continues to share the concerns of Équiterre, Accès Transports Viables, Trajectoire Québec, the David Suzuki Foundation, Vivre en Ville and the Conseil régional de l’environnement de la Capitale-Nationale who are partners in the Non au […]

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Apr 19

Solving the Mount Royal Tunnel problem for High Frequency Rail

By Transport Action | Intercity Rail and Bus , Quebec

The Quebecois phrase sac de noeuds, which literally translates to “bag of knots” accurately describes the complex problem that now confronts the High Frequency Rail project in Montreal. Interoperability with the automated Réseau Express Metropolitan (REM) through the Mount Royal Tunnel will not be possible, despite earlier assurances. While the federal government has announced its […]

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The Canadian at Sioux Lookout
Feb 14

Long-distance train fleet replacement inches forward

By Transport Action Atlantic | Atlantic , British Columbia , Intercity Rail and Bus , National News , Prairies

VIA Rail Canada has confirmed it is preparing a business case for the renewal of its aging long-haul locomotives and cars – some of which are more than 70 years old. The Crown corporation hosted a virtual “Market-Day” event with suppliers on January 20 to discuss the project and seek their input on various elements […]

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