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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 ...

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 - ‎5 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 ...

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 ...

Winery, museum team up for mulled wine competition

Prince George Citizen - ‎15 hours ago‎
The proceeds of the bidding will go to the Railway and Forestry Museum. The museum will also be selling memberships to their organization.

30 years later: Remembering the Hinton train disaster

the fitzhugh - ‎22 hours ago‎
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 ...

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 ...

Not the time derail our railways: ROOT ISSUES

The Barrie Examiner - ‎21 hours ago‎
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.

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 ...
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OC Transpo closes key uOttawa station during finals

Ottawa Citizen - ‎20 hours ago‎
“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 ...

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 ...
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Railroads to Profit -- CSX Corp., Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern, and Kansas City Southern - ‎7 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.
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Quebec heeds Trottier's bid to back Über

The Suburban Newspaper - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Ontario has already long supported commuters by building ride sharing parking lots at remote commuter train stations. The province's mass transit policy has turned GO Transit into Canada's largest passenger rail carrier by far, dwarfing VIA Rail, which ...

BALDREY: LNG export future delayed, but not dead

North Shore News - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The demand for the resource remains, and therefore Alberta's bitumen will move one way or another - most likely via rail cars, which are considerably more dangerous than pipelines (a relevant fact seemingly lost on the anti-pipeline lobby). The energy ...

Massey project gets local business support

Journal of Commerce - ‎22 hours ago‎
"The net gain of agricultural land outlined in the report, the capacity for eventual addition of Light Rail Transit over the bridge, 9,000 construction jobs and the access for cycling and walking over the South Arm of the Fraser River, all contribute ...