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6/8/2009



Rail News: Passenger Rail

Canada's First Nations railroad obtains federal capital improvement funds


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The Canadian government recently announced it allocated $5.8 million to Tshiuetin Rail Transportation, a passenger and freight railroad owned and operated by three First Nations communities.

Proceeds will be used to upgrade the line and improve passenger-rail service between Sept-Iles and Schefferville, Quebec.

Tshiuetin Rail Transportation will use $3.8 million in Economic Action Plan funds to replace and repair track, construct two sheds and a turning track, improve electrical and telecommunications systems, and acquire maintenance equipment. The railroad will use another $2 million from Transport Canada's Regional and Remote Passenger Rail Services Class Contribution Program to purchase two service vehicles and safety equipment, upgrade passenger cars, and replace ties, rail and culverts.


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