Canada Upgrading Rail Infrastructure in Quebec City-Windsor Corridor

By Paul Riegler on 26 July 2016
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DSC_0890The government of Canada and Via Rail, the country’s national rail passenger service, announced a $34.4 million ($26.1 million) program to upgrade rail infrastructure in the Quebec City-Windsor rail corridor.

The corridor runs between Quebec City in northeast Canada and Windsor, Ontario in the southwest, spanning some 710 miles (1,150 kilometers) and covering more than half of the country’s population and three out of four of its largest metropolitan areas.

“This investment allows VIA Rail’s rail corridor infrastructure to remain safe and secure while at the same time improving the passenger experience by making it more accessible and efficient for everyday Canadians,” said Marc Garneau, the country’s minister of transport.

The plan covers stations and maintenance facilities in the corridor.

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