ELLIOT LAKE, ON, March 2, 2020 (Local News) -Genesee & Wyoming Canada is postponing its end-of-March decision to chop rail freight service between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury, citing "notable progress" in their talks with Ottawa and Queen's Park on much-needed track maintenance funds.
Christian Richard, the chief commercial officer with the Montreal-headquartered railroader told Sault Ste. Marie City Council on Feb. 24 that he's seen enough headway in recent weeks that the company will defer their March 31 drop-dead date "as long as there continues to be positive signals."
But it'll only be a stay of execution unless the feds and the province can cobble together a $40-million package for track maintenance and safety upgrades to the 278-kilometre line.
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