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selling out the E&N is betraying our past and forfeiting our future.

Irish pub to serve as anchor tenant

A planned early-morning passenger train from Nanaimo to Victoria will demonstrate the viability of a commuter rail service

In other words, this idea is doomed.

Bill could reach $4 million to run Duncan-to-Victoria service for year

"This is getting to the point of being urgent,"

where the Canadian National Pacific Railway was once under construction for the area’s burgeoning transportation network.

The E&N's route in Victoria, however, has some major shortcomings.

Rail travel is a proven technology that moves more people and material at lower cost and with lower pollution.

"We have just started negotiating leases," said Bruce.

Premier Christy Clark stated, “in the long run for this railway to work people need to use it.”

Re-opening the E&N could also be a boon for up-Island.

Any money spent on the E&N Railway will be borrowed, as both levels of government are in deficit.

"As far as we are concerned the E&N Rail terminal on the Esquimalt side of the of the bridge is probably better because the bus connections are so much better,"

Island needs co-ordinated public transport that works as one system

Colin Ridgeway, a former tank commander who served in the Gulf War, is the new general manager of the Southern Vancouver Island Railway.

The decision to close the station was difficult, said Via Rail spokeswoman Anne-Sophie Desmeules.

Great Scenic Railway Journeys, is headed to Port Alberni to profile one of B.C.’s historic rail sites.

The ICF needs $15 million to restore passenger rail service on the rail line.

'Passenger service on the E&N has been poor for many years, and it may take some time to win back public support for rail travel."

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