SmartTrack proceeding regardless of Metrolinx’s new ‘market driven’ approach to stations, Toronto mayor’s office says

By Ben Spurr, Transportation Reporter, The Toronto Star; January 11, 2019 Mayor John Tory’s office is offering assurances his SmartTrack…

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VIA Rail Canada expects decision on new Ontario-Quebec rail line this year

From CBC News; January 8, 2019 Transport Canada is expected to approve or deny Via Rail’s multi-billion-dollar proposal to flesh…

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VIA Rail Canada ‘confident’ Ottawa will support new passenger rail lines following $1-billion purchase of new trains

By Bill Curry, The Globe And Mail; December 14, 2018 After this week’s purchase of nearly $1-billion worth of new…

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VIA Rail Canada reports passenger growth for 11th consecutive quarter

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; November 30, 2018: • Ridership up 6.2% • Passenger Revenues up 5.1% Montréal,…

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Unconfirmed report: VIA Rail Canada chooses German firm Siemens – and not Bombardier – for massive train fleet contract

By The Canadian Press, CTV News; November 27, 2018 Free trade agreements with Europe and the United States prevent Via…

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Ontario: VIA, buses, highways to be included in new high-speed rail study

By Heather Rivers, The London Free Press; November 21, 2018 The plan for a multibillion-dollar high-speed rail corridor is taking…

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Ontario’s Goderich-Exeter Railway leased segment reverts to Canadian National

By Stephen C. Host, Railway Age Magazine; November 20, 2018 At midnight on Nov. 16, 2018, the 20-year lease of…

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League of Railway Women’s ‘Woman of the Year’ Corina Moore breaks rail sector’s glass ceiling to move Ontario Northland forward

By Julie Sneider, Senior Associate Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; November 2018 Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) President and Chief Executive…

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