Category Archives for "Intercity Rail and Bus"

May 05

Vancouver Island Railway Assessment Published

By Transport Action | British Columbia , Intercity Rail and Bus

British Columbia’s Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure (MoTI) released a detailed assessment of the Vancouver Island rail corridor, prepared by WSP Canada, on April 28, 2020. The report sets out a “commuter” option between Langford and Victoria, plus “intermediate” (up to four daily passenger trains) and “ultimate” options for restoring service between Victoria and Courtenay. […]

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VIA 6505, Train 1 at Coteau du Lak, Que on October 8, 1987
Jan 15

30 Years of Isolation

By Transport Action | Intercity Rail and Bus

On January 15, 1990, sweeping cuts to passenger rail across Canada came into effect. We all remember the loss of iconic long-distance trains like the Atlantic through St. John, and the Canadian on its southern route through Thunder Bay, Regina, Calgary and Banff. Peterborough, Ontario lost its connection to Toronto, and countless smaller communities like […]

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