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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.

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

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

Passenger service still suspended; officials want $7.5M to fix tracks

explained that he was an owner, the man changed his tune, and said he'd gladly pay $50 a year to save the track

Local taxpayers should be asked to foot more of the bill to get the E&N Railway back up and running,

That sort of talk makes me wonder whether the feds truly intend to get on board with this project.

"Now $500,000 of that will allow the foundation to complete an engineering inspection of approximately 40 rail bridges

As an efficient, climate-friendly mode of transport, the E&N railway is an asset that’s too important to lose.

the railway would have to build a spur line to the proposed site, something the ICF doesn't have the money for.

Premier hints there could be money made available for Island's troubled railway

Clark said she is keenly aware how important the old railway line is to Island communities,

We own a railway that runs through all the major communities up and down Vancouver Island –

“I think they've done a very good job with their plan to put forward the options they feel work best for the Greater Victoria area,” said Lekstrom

Huge? Really? Not in comparison to the cost of transportation infrastructure.

What the hell is the problem?

Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom says the province doesn't have $7.5 million "lying around" for the Esquimalt and Nanaimo railway.

“We have to recognize that if rail is going to come across this bridge now it’s time for our province to step up,”

In 1883, the Dunsmuir syndicate was granted one-fifth of Vancouver Island.

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