Discussion of Canadian Passenger Rail Services such as AMT (Montreal), Go Transit (Toronto), VIA Rail, and other Canadian Railways and Transit

Moderator: Ken V

CN will re-acquire the Intercolonial Railway route (Chemin de fer de la Matapedia et du Golfe and the New Brunswick East Coast Railway) they sold to the Quebec Railway Corp. about 10 years ago. This is the route VIA’s Ocean uses from St. Andre Jct. Quebec (Riviere du Loup) to Pacific Jct. NB (Moncton) They will also assume the operation and management contract for the Chemin de fer de la Gaspesie, which runs from Matapedia to Gaspe, Que. The route of VIA’s Chaleur.

They also pick up the operations of the Ottawa Central Railway which runs on VIA owned track from near Coteau to Ottawa. Wonder who will get priority here!

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  by Ken V
VIA took ownership of the Coteau-Ottawa Alexandria Sub from CN prior to their sale of the remainder to the QRC and has since assumed control of dispatching. I wouldn't think CN will have much more say than the current tenant regarding the priority of their freight trains on VIA's tracks.
  by Ken V
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