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Bruce Hyer MP - Passenger Rail Report

Bruce Hyer MP - Passenger Rail Report

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"Its no way to run a railroad,” comments Independent MP Bruce Hyer (Thunder Bay Superior North). The MP was at the Train Station at Prince Arthurs Landing this morning to outline his plan to restore passenger rail service.
"Its no way to run a railroad,” comments Independent MP Bruce Hyer (Thunder Bay Superior North). The MP was at the Train Station at Prince Arthurs Landing this morning to outline his plan to restore passenger rail service.

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A Wedding Band of Confederation: 
Restoring Rail Passenger Service to 
Ontario’s North Shore and 
 Across Canada 
B
Greg Gormick 
for 
Bruce Hyer, MThunder Bay - Superior North 
June 3, 2013 
 
 
i
Table of Contents
 Acknowledgements ...................................................................................... iiForeword .................................................................................................... iiiExecutive Summary ...................................................................................... v 1.0 A National Dream Renewed ................................................................... 1
2.0 The Rise and Fall of Canada’s Passenger Trains
.................................... 32.1 Rail Passenger Service Before VIA .....................................................42.2
 VIA’s Breech Birth
........................................................................... 102.3 Rail Passenger Service Under VIA ................................................... 122.4 VIA Since 1990 ................................................................................. 143.0 Why Passenger Trains? ....................................................................... 213.1 The Economic Case for Passenger Trains ......................................... 233.2 The Environmental Case for Passenger Trains................................. 254.0 North Shore Rail Challenges and Solutions ......................................... 294.1 National Rail Passenger Policy ......................................................... 294.2
 VIA’s Unc
ertain Funding ................................................................. 354.3
 VIA and Canada’s Freight
Railways................................................. 404.4 The Long-Haul Issue ........................................................................ 434.5 VIA Northern Ontario Service Review ............................................ 484.6 VIA Legislation ................................................................................ 515.0 Getting the North Shore Back on Track ............................................... 575.1
North Shore Citizens’ Committee
.................................................... 575.2 North Shore VIA Petition ................................................................. 595.3 North Shore Letter Writing Campaign ............................................ 605.4 Coalition of Northern Ontario Communities.................................... 615.5 Coalition of Northern Ontario MPs .................................................. 625.6 Parliamentary Committee Investigations......................................... 635.7 Clear Signals ....................................................................................64
 
ii
 Acknowledgements
 Additional funding for this report has been provided byThe John McCullum Fund Transport Action Canada
Photographs generously provided by:
Joseph Barillari Wendy LangfordSteve Bradley Weston LangfordJames A. Brown Alasdair MacLellan Andy Cassidy Randy MarshShannon Cruikshank Brad NoyesKevin Day David OnaderaRay Farand Doug Rickaby 
D’Arcy Furlonger
Stefan Wohlfahrt
Editorial assistance provided by:
Peter Miasek 
Design and production assistance provided by:
Matthew BuchananSteve Munro
Cover photograph
of VIA’s Canadian arriving at Edmonton at dawn
by James A. Brown
© 2013 by Greg Gormick 

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