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Huron Central Railway in Ontario looks at possible closure; serves Domtar mill in Espanola

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Huron Central Railway in Ontario looks at possible closure; serves Domtar mill in Espanola

November 07, 2017 - 18:21
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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.

Bay Today - Northeast railroader looks to stay on track

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