Hudson Bay Railway’s Churchill line washout cost VIA Rail Canada $1.7M in revenue

By Dylan Robertson, Winnipeg Free Press; October 15, 2018

OTTAWA — Via Rail estimates it lost almost $1.7 million in revenue in the seven months after the tracks to Churchill washed out in the spring of 2017.

Documents obtained through a freedom-of-information request show the Crown corporation believes it also saved $1.2 million by not running the full route from June to December 2017, making the net loss $500,000.

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