Sunday, July 19, 2009

Rail Line Will Speed Trip To Montreal

Photo: Workers chat as visitors check out the first of 54 Via Rail environmentally enhanced F-40 locomotives Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

From The Toronto Star:

A plan to add a third rail line to the Toronto-Montreal corridor will cut 30 minutes from the five-hour trip.

The joint Via Rail and CN announcement – part of a $300 million investment in the Toronto-Montreal-Ottawa region – means building a third line along existing track in four of the corridor's busiest sections from Oshawa to Brockville. Construction begins this summer and is to be completed by 2011.

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Update: Ottawa's $300-million rail investment signifies "new era" in mass transit: Via -- Canadian Press

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