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VIA Rail Canada - Articles and news items

Building passenger rail: the answer to congestion in Canada…

Issue 1 2016 / 4 February 2016 /

We are at critical point in Canada with respect to the mobility of the population. Road congestion in and out of urban centres is growing and there is no relief in sight. Airports are reaching capacity. And, in times of inclement weather, road travel remains unreliable. With limited investment options for road infrastructure, passenger rail is becoming for many the only affordable and efficient way to increase people’s mobility in Canada. The good news is that rail travel is affordable, productive and environmentally responsible. Its growth and development can also be financially viable. In addition, its versatility means that trains can easily adapt to market demand by allowing for larger or smaller numbers of passengers by simply adding or removing train cars…