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Canada to Create Separate Railway for Corridor HFR (Updated November 11)

Written by David Thomas, Canadian Contributing Editor
The Canadian at Jasper. VIA Rail photo

The Canadian at Jasper. VIA Rail photo

Transport Canada confirmed Oct. 31 that state corporation VIA Rail Canada has been shunted aside from its own project to construct and operate an electrified “High Frequency Rail” (HFR) service along the Corridor linking Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto—the only profitable route VIA currently covers.

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