NORTH BAY, ON, Nov. 7, 2017 (Local News) -A northeastern Ontario rail carrier, faced with onerous track maintenance costs, is making inroads with Ottawa in securing much-needed infrastructure dollars.
But it's waiting on Queen’s Park to climb aboard as a funding partner.
At stake is the viability of the Huron Central Railway, a 278-kilometre line between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury, and whether its parent company, Genesee & Wyoming Canada (G&W), decides to keep the freight trains rolling to service three major industrial shippers.
The Montreal-headquarter short-line railroader needs $46 million over next five years to invest into ongoing track repairs and make government-mandated safety upgrades.
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