Province Of British Columbia Confirms Commitment To Island Corridor Foundation

July 23, 2015

The Government of B.C. has affirmed its commitment to provide $7 million to the Island Corridor Foundation (ICF) to support the future of the E&N rail line on Vancouver Island. “The government understands the importance of the historic E&N rail corridor to communities across Vancouver Island,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone. “We want to see the return of a fully operational passenger rail service on Vancouver Island and today we are one step closer.”

Planned passenger service for this corridor includes twice daily runs from Nanaimo to Victoria, service to Qualicum Beach on Wednesdays and weekends, and service to Courtenay on weekends and statutory holidays.

“Putting together the funding has required the ICF to have patience and determination, but the board has not wavered in its resolve to keep rail service alive on Vancouver Island,” said ICF co-chair Dr. Judith Sayers. “We know the people are supportive of the rail project and we all look forward to getting the VIA passenger service operational between Victoria and Courtenay.”

 

You can read the full story from Nanaimo Business News by clicking here.

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