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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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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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: 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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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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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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Ontario: Restore Northlander, province urged

By Gord Young, North Bay Nugget; February 9, 2019 Unions representing workers at the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission are calling…

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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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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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Ontario: GO Transit offers new Toronto-Niagara Falls weekday train service

By Ilya Banares, Staff Reporter, The Toronto Star; January 7, 2019 GO Train commuters are now able to take a…

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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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Passenger rail revival plan for Northern Ontario rolling out this fall

By Ian Ross, Northern Ontario Business; October 9, 2018 A northeastern Ontario passenger rail advocacy group is tabling a plan…

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What happened to Seth Rogen’s voice? Toronto Transit Commission stopped playing divisive transit PSAs after just one month

By Nick Faris, The London Free Press; September 21, 2018 After piggybacking on Vancouver’s idea to make Seth Rogen the…

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Canada: Dozens choose death by train each year. Transit agencies are stepping up

By Michael Mui, StarMetro Vancouver, The Star; September 12, 2018 Dr. Antoon Leenaars recalls a patient who saw the same…

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A Very Busy Labour Day Long Weekend for VIA Rail Canada

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; September 6, 2018 HIGHLIGHTS For the period of Thursday, August 30 to Tuesday, September 4, 2018 VIA Rail…

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Ontario: Bombardier president apologizes to Toronto Transit Commission over delivery of 89 faulty streetcars

By Gabriele Roy, The Canadian Press, CTV News; July 10, 2018 TORONTO — The president of Bombardier Transportation made his…

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VIA Rail Canada reports its 4th consecutive ridership and revenue increase for Canada Day long weekend

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; July 9, 2018: MONTREAL, July 9, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – Between June 28 and…

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Canadian Rail safety watchdog calls for training overhaul after 74-car runaway train rolled through Greater Toronto Area

From CBC News; June 27, 2018 A probe into how 74 rail cars were allowed to roll uncontrolled for five…

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Ford’s Michigan Central Station office workers will still see and hear hundreds of thousands of train cars

By Bill Shea, Crain’s Detroit Business; June 24, 2018 The last train to ever pull out of Detroit’s Michigan Central…

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VIA Rail Canada modifies the schedule of the Canadian between Toronto and Vancouver

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; June 22, 2018: PRESS RELEASE PR Newswire Jun. 22, 2018, 05:42 PM MONTREAL,…

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Churchill, Manitoba rail line deal ‘best outcome for all,’ says Omnitrax

By Scott Billeck, Winnipeg Sun; May 31, 2018 The head of Omnitrax Canada is happy to see a deal in…

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