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Canadian governments award high-speed line study contract for Québec-Windsor City corridor


The governments of Québec, Ontario, and Canada recently awarded a $3 million contract to the EcoTrain Consortium to update feasibility studies for a high-speed rail line in the Québec City-Windsor corridor.

The Dessau/MMM Group/KPMG/Wilbur Smith & Associates/Deutsche Bahn International consortium will study high-speed rail technology and route options; transportation demand forecasts; development and operating costs; environmental and social impacts; financial and economic analyses; institution framework of foreign high-speed rail experiences; implementation scenarios; and impacts on other transportation modes. The consortium also will provide recommendations on the future action plan.

The study will enable the governments to better understand the scope of the proposed project, and update data from previous studies.

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