Algoma Passenger Train Needed Now

May 13, 2016

By The Content Team, Sault Online

The Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains (CAPT) and the Mask-Wa Residents Association have created a new on-line letter to Transport Canada, Minister Marc Garneau, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, MP Terry Sheehan and MP Carol Hughes asking for the passenger train service on the Algoma Central Railway to be reinstated right away.Website Insert Perfect Answer copy

Full text of the letter below

The Algoma passenger train has not been operating for almost a year and has resulted in substantial hardships for residents, businesses and other passengers. Most passengers have no other way to travel to their properties and businesses. 400 km of the 470 km Algoma rail line is not accessible by public road. For the few people who have found alternate ways to access their residences, those alternatives, such as logging roads, are not reliable, safe or year round. People have been injured and/or had their vehicles badly damaged on the logging roads. Logging roads are only maintained when and if logging companies need them. The Algoma passenger train has been the only safe, affordable, all-season access into the Algoma wilderness rail corridor for over 100 years.

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