Progress continues to be made on the resumption of the Northland Passenger Rail Service by its target date of 2026. Ontario Northland Transportation Commission Chairman Al Spacek says there are a number of different projects happening simultaneously including the consultation hearings learning about what northerners what to see in the service.
“There is work going on regards to the track upgrades that will be necessary and work to upgrade the stops that the train will be stopping in the various communities,” he said.
Spacek says engineering and planning continues on the new terminus in South Porcupine with full work on the project expected underway in the next couple of years.
He adds the province’s support of the rail service has been unprecedented.
“Very proud of that,” he said. “We deserve the same kind of transportation, public transportation services here in the north as everywhere else in the province and this government has really stepped up and that’s really worth noting.”