SUDBURY, ON, Oct. 30, 2020 (Local News) -For several years now, Genesee & Wyoming Canada of Montreal (G&W), operators of the Huron Central Railway between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie, have warned the railway needs government investment to remain viable.
As MPs in Greater Sudbury, we’re naturally concerned about the future of this short-track rail line and the role the federal government can play in its long-term success.
This 283-km track is owned by CP Rail and leased to G&W. In 2010, the federal and provincial governments each contributed $15 million in subsidies for capital upgrades to the line so that G&W could continue to operate it. It has been brought to our attention that last winter, G&W notified CP of their wish to terminate their lease agreement due to their need for another $30 million in subsidies.
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