Category Archives for "Intercity Rail and Bus"

Apr 15

High Frequency Rail has grown into a megaproject, can it succeed as one?

By Transport Action | Intercity Rail and Bus

Transport Action is concerned that scope changes put the entire High Frequency Rail project in jeopardy due to the significant cost escalation, and we are very disappointed that a final decision to proceed is unlikely to be made before the next federal election in 2025, despite the many years of work already done and millions of dollars already spent on the project.

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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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Green Party MP Elizabeth May with chief of staff Debra Eindiguer, travelling by train for an election campaign visit in Montreal.
Feb 09

VIA Rail Canada Act reintroduced in Parliament

By Transport Action | Intercity Rail and Bus , National News

Elizabeth May, MP for Saanich—Gulf Islands, has once again introduced the Via Rail Canada Act into Parliament as private member’s bill C-236.[1] The proposed bill’s objective is to give VIA Rail a proper legislative mandate as a Crown Corporation, prevent the privatisation of long-distance routes, and ensure the continuity of existing northern and remote services. […]

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