Stakeholders group awaits word from CN

May 3, 2016

By Elaine Della-Mattia, Sault Star

A group vying to get the Algoma Passenger Train Service back on track is continuing its work to get the service chugging again.Website Insert Gathering of Professionals 1 copy

Missanabie Cree Chief Jason Gauthier said that the Algoma Passenger Railway Stakeholder Working Group, which he now chairs, has been working to get the passenger rail service between Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst back on track.

The group has submitted a proposal to CN Rail that, if approved, will see the stakeholder working group begin key meetings that could lead to a renewed passenger rail service.

“Our proposal has been sent to CN and it’s in their hands now. We hope to hear from them in the next couple of days and we will take the next steps from there,” Gauthier said in a telephone interview with The Sault Star.

Key to the future of the railway is a Memorandum of Understanding inked between Missanabie Cree First Nation and the Keewatin Railway Company in Manitoba.

The agreement calls for collaboration between the two groups to help restore the passenger rail service.

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