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Canada, Ontario to support preliminary engineering study for commuter-rail link


The governments of Canada and Ontario announced yesterday the funding of a preliminary engineering study on a commuter-rail link between Peterborough and Toronto.

The study will cover preliminary design work and determine the upgrades needed to existing track and to operate a commuter-rail service between Peterborough and Union Station in Toronto, said Transport Canada officials in a prepared statement.

The federal and provincial governments each will fund half of the study’s cost. The federal contribution will be provided under Building Canada, a $33 billion effort to fund projects that “are contributing to a growing economy, a cleaner environment and more prosperous communities,” Transport Canada officials said.

The provincial government has invested $75 billion in infrastructure since 2003, Ontario officials said.

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