Canadian short lines score new funding program in Saskatchewan

11/24/2021
Established in 2000 and located in southwest Saskatchewan, the Great Western Railway operates about 400 miles of track previously owned by Canadian Pacific. Great Western Railway/KB McCutcheon

For the past four years, short lines in Saskatchewan have faced infrastructure improvement costs without any funding assistance from the Canadian province. The Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways suspended a Short Line Railway Sustainability Program in 2017. But now, a new — and potentially better — provincial funding program is in place that will provide hundreds of thousands of dollars for a variety of short-line projects. 

 
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