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Marc Garneau confirms additional gov't funding for VIA Rail


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#1 jamesontheroad

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 10:43 AM

Press conference has just concluded in Montreal; additional government funding confirmed for VIA Rail for improvements in the corridor.

 

No press link just yet, info to follow.


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Posted 22 July 2016 - 12:03 PM

Good news for VIA and Canada! 😊

The Trudeau Government is living up to their promises, wish it would happen here! 😒
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Posted 22 July 2016 - 01:51 PM

Here's the press release from Transport Canada.

 

  • CAD34.4 million investment for improvements at stations and maintenance facilities in the Windsor-Quebec City rail corridor.
  • Repairs and upgrades to mechanical and electrical systems, heating and ventilation, roofs, water treatment systems at VIA’s Montreal and Toronto maintenance facilities.
  • Upgrades to mechanical and electrical systems, heating and ventilation, roofs, and platforms at stations along the Windsor-Quebec City corridor, 
  • CAD400,000 to remediation of a contaminated federal site at VIA’s Edmonton station.

USA/Canada trains traveled: Adirondack, California Zephyr, Canadian, Capitol Limited, Cascades, Coast Starlight, Corridor (VIA), Crescent, Hudson Bay, Lake Shore Limited, Northeast Regional, Ocean, Maple Leaf, Vermonter





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