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St. Catharines wants VIA rail service again

St. Catharines Standard - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
As Niagara continues to make its case for GO train service, at least one city wants to get VIA Rail back on track, too. St. Catharines council unanimously passed a motion Monday urging VIA Rail and the federal government to restore VIA train service in ...

Worn parts caused derailment

The Kingston Whig-Standard - ‎4 hours ago‎
An ambulance and fire truck sit at the scene of a Via Rail CN freight train collision east of Gananoque on Friday afternoon.

Move to transport LNG via rail dropped

The Hindu - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
A proposal to transport LNG by rail from Vallarpadam to Kayamkulam has been shelved by authorities for unknown reasons. It has never received due official patronage despite being feasible and capable of ending the current phase of uncertainty over LNG ...

TFO Now Available on Air Canada, Via Rail and Air Transat

Broadcaster - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
Groupe Média TFO's educational content makes its debut on Air Canada, Via Rail and Air Transat screens, enriching French-language video options for traveling viewers of all ages.

JNPT extends rebate on containers ferried via rail

The Dollar Business - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
In a move to encourage the use of rail transportation within the country, the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust Board has decided to waive of handling charges for containers sent to the port via railways for exim (export-import) trade. The waiver of Rs. 728 ...

Petroleum products in Nigeria to be lifted via rail before March 2016

NAIJ.COM - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
He said: ”The focus on 2016 will be on frieght, we intend to enhance movement of goods by rail, we are talking about bonded containers from Apapa.

August 2014 Gananoque train derailment caused by 'worn equipment'

CKWS - ‎15 hours ago‎
The Transportation Safety Board has determined the cause of a CN Rail train derailment near Gananoque in 2014 that led to a collision with a VIA Rail train. On August 5, an eastbound CN freight train derailed and then was sideswiped by a westbound VIA ...

VIA Rail prepared to help you outsmart Winter

The Auto Channel (blog) - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
MONTRÉAL, Feb. 2, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - With heavy snow and freezing rain forecast to hit Ottawa, Montreal and surrounding areas tonight and tomorrow, VIA Rail reports that demand for seats is continuing to escalate. Knowing that travel throughout the ...

Link Montreal to Chicago with Ontario's high speed rail, chamber president says - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
But Marchand's vision is to one day link high-speed rail all the way to the Windy City by partnering with rail companies in the United States as well as Via Rail in Quebec and Ontario. Such a network would connect Montreal, Toronto, Windsor, Detroit ...

CULIC: “The only way to be sure of catching a train is to miss the one before it.” - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
At this point in the column, I was supposed to move into the local topic and talk about Niagara's renewed push for GO trains and VIA Rail service here, but, I'm not sure how to smoothly transition there from death trains and Nazis jerks. Also, since I ...

Letting Via riders transfer to UPX trains at Weston 'not feasible'

Toronto Star - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
... hunt for opportunities where we can continue to make it easier for passengers to transfer between different modes of public transportation and Weston looked like an obvious choice for trains travelling between Toronto and southwestern Ontario via ...

30 years later: Remembering the Hinton train disaster

the fitzhugh - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Despite implementing several new safety measures, Shevalier still questions whether enough has been done in the last 30 years, pointing to the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster, which killed 47 people and destroyed a large portion of the town's downtown core ...

Winery, museum team up for mulled wine competition

Prince George Citizen - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The proceeds of the bidding will go to the Railway and Forestry Museum. The museum will also be selling memberships to their organization.
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Summit Midstream Partners, LP Announces Start-Up of Crude Oil Transmission Pipeline Systems in Bakken Shale Play ...

BOE Report (press release) - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
These crude oil development projects provide customers on the Polar & Divide gathering system with two new delivery points and enhanced optionality to access additional downstream markets via rail and pipeline infrastructure. Prior to the commissioning ...

Government to connect the landlocked state of Sikkim via air and rail network - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
The minister also informed of connecting the landlocked state via rail network. “There is also a plan to connect Sikkim with the country's rail network and after the present government took over under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...

Lobbyists Outnumber BC MLAs 30 to One

DeSmog Canada - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
In B.C., some universities, local governments, professional bodies such as the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. and federal agencies like Via Rail and Port Metro Vancouver have all retained lobbyists in the past. If there was an industry award for ...

Not the time derail our railways: ROOT ISSUES

The Barrie Examiner - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
For a young child in eastern Ontario, the train was a convenient way for me to visit grandparents in Toronto or Montreal. Two decades later, my wife and I honeymooned by rail across Canada, Vancouver to Halifax, thanks to my mother's gift of a VIA pass.
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OC Transpo closes key uOttawa station during finals

Ottawa Sun - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
“This is the busiest section of the entire transit network.” The closure comes three days before students finish writing finals, but the Rideau Transit Group, the contractor building the Confederation line, has a schedule it must stick to, said Steve ...

Nationwide Resistance To Crude Oil 'Bomb Trains' Gaining Momentum

DeSmog (blog) - ‎9 hours ago‎
... was held to debate the pending application by Phillips 66 for a “Permit to allow the modification of the existing rail spur currently on the southwest side of the Santa Maria Refinery in order to allow for the import/unloading of crude oil at the ...
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Railroads to Profit -- CSX Corp., Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern, and Kansas City Southern - ‎18 hours ago‎
Depreciated Oil prices means lower fuel costs for Rail, though the amount of oil shipped via rail has also declined. However, over time those shipments are likely to rebound as the low prices create more demand and the safety issues are resolved.