Algoma Central Railway passenger train is becoming the Algoma Star

April 25, 2015

Railmark Holdings, Inc. has renamed the Algoma Central Railway (ACR) passenger train just as the company is making final plans to take over operation of the service.

The operation has been rebranded as the Algoma Star Passenger Train.

B. Allen Brown, president and CEO of Railmark, said the rebrand was a necessary step as the company moves forward with plans for the service.

He notes the ACR name is still owned by CN.

Brown is proposing a reduction in the schedule in traditionally slow periods to just one northbound and one southbound train per week.

“I didn’t say this was going to be easy. That’s the only pain we’re looking at is the cancellation of the Monday-Tuesday train. We’re not raising prices,” said Brown.

In peak months Brown suggests reducing scheduled trains from the current three per week each way to just two.

Brown said this will help the company cut costs and eventually lead to profitability if ridership numbers increase according to plan.

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