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Short-line railroad G&W Canada grants temporary reprieve to keep Huron Central running, serves Domtar

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Short-line railroad G&W Canada grants temporary reprieve to keep Huron Central running, serves Domtar

March 02, 2020 - 13:38
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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.

Elliot Lake Today - Short-line railroader grants temporary reprieve to keep Huron Central running

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