No injuries as VIA Rail Canada train is damaged, halted by debris in Nova Scotia

By The Canadian Press, HalifaxToday.ca; March 20, 2019 HALIFAX — Via Rail says a Montreal-bound train was damaged Wednesday when…

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Ontario: Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains to suggest accommodation tax could help train get back on track

By Elaine Della-Mattia, The Sault Star; March 14, 2019 The Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains hopes local officials can help…

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Back on the track: new life for Alberta rail hopper cars

By Jeremy Simes, The Western Producer; March 14, 2019 Some of Alberta’s emblematic rail cars are getting a new life,…

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Canadian Pacific Railway investing in wheel crack detection safety technology

By Amanda Stephenson, Calgary Herald; March 13, 2019 Calgary-based Canadian Pacific Railway is investing in new technology to detect problems…

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Canadian National, Canadian Pacific Rail appealing federal transport minister’s order for use of handbrakes on stopped trains

By The Canadian Press, CTV News Vancouver; March 9, 2019 CALGARY – Canada’s two largest railways are appealing Transport Minister…

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Alberta: Province considering results of Calgary-Banff mass transit study

By Cathy Ellis, Rocky Mountain Outlook; March 7, 2019 BANFF – The provincial government seems open to the idea of…

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Conservation groups raise concerns about rail link between Banff and Calgary, Alberta

By Rosa Saba, Star Calgary, The Star; March 4, 2019 CALGARY—Alberta wildlife and conservation groups are raising concerns about the…

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Canada: Centenary anniversary of Canadian National Railway Company celebrated on new gold coins

By Michael Alexander, Coin Update; March 1, 2019 The Royal Canadian Mint has released new gold coins in time for…

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Spilled grain from Banff Canadian Pacific freight train derailment could be a problem for bears: Parks Canada

By The Canadian Press And Amanda Stephenson, Calgary Herald; March 1, 2019 Spilled grain from a freight train derailment could…

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Ontario: Metrolinx issues safety warning after commuter’s backpack was caught by passing train

By Chris Fox, CTV News Toronto; March 1, 2019 Metrolinx has launched a safety campaign after a passenger’s bag was…

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Cartel Was Smuggling Meth Into Canada in Ford Cars Built In Mexico, Ontario Police say

By Rachel Browne, Vice Canada; February 28, 2019 Ontario police are blaming the Sinaloa cartel for a massive meth smuggling…

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Frustrated Canadian rail shippers look for other options

By Brian Cross, The Western Producer; February 28, 2019 Concerns about unreliable rail service haven’t disappeared since the passage of…

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Alberta: Calgary to Banff passenger rail service ‘feasible’, new report says, but carries $660M price tag

By Amanda Stephenson, Calgary Herald; February 27, 2019 A passenger rail link between Calgary and Banff National Park is “feasible,”…

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Family Day long Weekend: VIA Rail Canada’s ridership up 5%

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; February 21, 2019: HIGHLIGHTSFrom Thursday, February 14 to Tuesday, February 19, 2019 TOTAL NUMBER…

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‘We didn’t like it at all’: CP Rail CEO objects to oil production curtailments

By Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press, CBC News; February 21, 2019 The head of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has voiced…

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Province of Alberta scales back crude-by-rail plan, will lease 4,400 cars

By Dustin Cook, Edmonton Journal; February 19, 2019 The Alberta government will lease 4,400 rail cars to move oil out…

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Return of passenger trains in Northern Ontario not dead according to member of provincial parliament

By Bob McIntyre, Staff, MyTimminsNow.com; February 17, 2019 All Aboard Northern Ontario may be suspending its drive to make a…

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VIA RAIL CANADA’S FLEET REPLACEMENT PROGRAM: SIEMENS CANADA LAUNCHES PROCUREMENT PROCESS

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; February 15, 2019: Montréal, February 15, 2019 – As part of VIA RailCanada…

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Bombardier Sees Rail Project Issues Solved by the End of 2020

By Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg; February 14, 2019 Bombardier Inc. expects to complete at least three of its most delayed rail…

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Opinion from Vancouver: Passengers, tourism, must be considered in railroad discussions

By Steve Sammut, Vancouver Sun; February 14, 2019 With the May 2018 amendments to the Canada Transportation Act, the Canadian…

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‘If it gets me, it gets me’: the town where residents live alongside polar bears, and you can visit by riding VIA Rail Canada

By Kieran Mulvaney, The Guardian; February 13, 2019 Spend enough time in Churchill, and you will hear the stories. Of…

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Amherst, Nova Scotia pizza shop owner to breathe new life into 111-year-old train station for VIA Rail Canada passengers

By Jean Laroche, CBC News; February 13, 2019 A local pizza shop owner in Amherst, N.S., is buying the town’s…

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Northern Ontario passenger train project could collapse

By Bob McIntyre, Staff, My Timmins Now; February 12, 2019 The small, grassroots campaign to restore passenger rail service between…

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Canadian rail rules derailed by American red tape

By: Dylan Robertson, Winnipeg Free Press; February 8, 2019 OTTAWA — Transport Canada had no clue what items American freight trains…

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Canadian transport minister orders all trains to use hand brakes after fatal derailment

By Brennan Doherty, The Star Calgary; February 8, 2019 CALGARY—Days after a Canadian Pacific Railway train began sliding down a…

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