Canadian short lines score new funding program in Saskatchewan

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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