Please see the link below for MPP David Orazietti’s news release on the Huron Central Railway.
Please see the link below from the Sault Star about an investment into rail infrastructure for the Sault-Sudbury corridor.
Below is a link to an interesting article from the Sault Star about an initiative in Timmins, Ontario, similar to CAPT’s. 7,500 petition signatures have been collected by resident Debby Pell, demanding the reinstatement of the Timmins passenger rail service. The rail service was canceled in the 1980’s, and many of the rail corridors have been pulled up and converted into hiking trails. Debby is scheduled to make a presentation to the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission next month.
Click on the link below to read the article.
By SooToday.com Staff
Thursday, January 28, 2010
OF THE CITY OF
SAULT STE. MARIE
Agreement in Principle reached regarding long-term operation of Sault Ste. Marie to Sudbury rail line
SAULT STE. MARIE – The Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie is pleased to announce that a working committee, consisting of representatives from Essar Steel Algoma Inc., Domtar and the City of Sault Ste. Marie, have developed an Agreement in Principle with Huron Central Railway Inc. that outlines a framework for addressing the long term operation of the short line railway between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury.
This line was scheduled for closure in 2009 but with the assistance of the Federal and Provincial governments, the stakeholders were able to arrive at an interim agreement to keep the line operating until August 14, 2010.
The parties believe that by working with the Federal and Provincial governments and Canadian Pacific, the owner of this line, they can reach a final agreement that will ensure the sustainability of this rail line, which is of utmost importance to Northern Ontario.