Restoring passenger rail service in the northeastern Ontario

By Brittany Bortolon, Videojournalist, North Bay, CTV News; April 15, 2019 Could passenger service in northern Ontario be back on…

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Ontario: FedNor contributes $150,000 to modernize Agawa Canyon Tour Train

By Elaine Della-Mattia, The Sault Star; April 11, 2019 FedNor will invest $150,000 into the modernization of the Agawa Canyon…

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Canada: Ontario unveils $28.5-billion transit plan, vows to double length of Toronto’s downtown relief line

By Oliver Moore, The Globe and Mail; April 10, 2019 The provincial government is promising to double the length of…

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Trans-border: Could passenger train service between Detroit and Toronto reopen?

By Aaron Mondry, Curbed Detroit; April 1, 2019 There hasn’t been passenger rail connecting Detroit and Toronto since the late…

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Transportation Safety Board issues warning after 2 VIA Rail Canada trains seriously damaged

By Blair Rhodes, CBC News; March 28, 2019 Canada’s transportation safety watchdog is issuing a warning after two Via passenger trains…

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Toronto Police remind public that smelly transit passengers are not 911-call worthy

By Claire Floody, Toronto Star, The Hamilton Spectator; March 22, 2019 Toronto police are reminding the public that emergency alarms…

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Ontario: What’s the future of the Agawa Canyon Tour Train?

By Ian Ross, Northern Ontario Business; March 22, 2019 With the looming expiration of an operating agreement to run the…

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Ontario: Province to spend $5 million on train station at former St. Marys Paper site for Agawa Canyon Tour Train

By James Hopkin, SooToday.com; March 22, 2019 The provincial government is putting up $5 million for the construction of a…

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Passenger rail advocate calls VIA Rail Canada’s proposed Ontario-Quebec a ‘tourist train’ to the ‘hinterland’

By Adam Swimmer, Toronto Sun; March 17, 2019 An Ontario passenger rail advocate has called VIA Rail Canada’s proposed $4-billion…

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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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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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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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Ontario: Ford, Fedeli urged to keep passenger rail promise

By Gord Young, North Bay Nugget; February 20, 2019 A regional group is calling on the Progressive Conservative government –…

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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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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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VIA Rail Canada Firmly Committed to Helping Achieve Universal Accessibility for all Canadians

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; February 6, 2019: OTTAWA, Feb. 6, 2019 /CNW/ – VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) unveiled…

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Canada: Transit union fighting Metrolinx cannabis ban

By Kyle Marshall, The Toronto Observer; February 7, 2019 The new Metrolinx policy banning recreational cannabis for certain workers has…

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VIA Rail Canada train evacuated after striking debris near Trenton, Ontario

From CBC News; February 2, 2019 A Via Rail train travelling between Toronto and Ottawa had to be evacuated after it struck debris…

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Niagara Falls officials want to bring Canadian commuter train across the U.S. border

By Rick Pfeiffer, Niagara Gazette, Lockport Union-Sun & Journal; January 27, 2019 Falls Mayor Paul Dyster was working the crowd…

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New York City transit chief slams Bombardier, halts rail car deliveries over problems

By The Canadian Press, CBC News; January 24, 2019 The head of the New York City Transit Authority and former…

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Ontario’s Algoma Central: CAPT readies to up lobby efforts for passenger rail service

By Elaine Della-Mattia, The Sault Star; January 22, 2019 With a federal election just nine months away and one final…

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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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