Federal and provincial grants to repair the E&N Railway’s tracks put
a piece of the transportation puzzle back on the table, but many pieces
are still missing.
The train will soon be leaving the station with the restoration of the Vancouver Island Railway between Victoria and Courtenay.
Passenger service could return as early as next spring and freight loads
are expected to increase on the E&N Railway after the federal
government announced Tuesday that it is matching the province’s
$7.5-million grant to repair the E&N’s tracks.