Hollowed out rail services hamper northern travelers

[ White River VIA Station ] Can the federal government, Transport Canada and VIA Rail make travel through Northern Ontario anymore complicated? I'm asking for a friend, because public transportation in this region clearly wasn't designed for ordinary people needing to get from point A to point B. To begin with, VIA doesn't connect any … Continue reading Hollowed out rail services hamper northern travelers

Double standards in the deployment and delivery of train service

Northerners are once again finding themselves taking a back seat to the transportation interests and concerns of politicians in Southern Ontario. The Ministry of Transportation very recently unveiled a pilot project for GO Train service between Toronto and London — by way of Kitchener, Stratford and St Mary's. The trial runs are expected to cost … Continue reading Double standards in the deployment and delivery of train service

VIA’s Canadian remains reliably unreliable

[ The Canadian nearing Washago ] For the first time in 15 months, a passenger train provided service to Northern communities situated between Winnipeg and Toronto. The Canadian, one of only three intercity passenger trains active in the region, made its first run through remote sections of Northern Ontario since the beginning of the pandemic. … Continue reading VIA’s Canadian remains reliably unreliable