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Friday, March 13, 2015

Algoma Central Rwy Appears to be Safe

After several years of uncertainty, it appears that the Algoma Central Railway, operating between Sault Ste Marie and Hearst, is safe. Under a new deal, Railmark will take over operations of the railway from CN. Not only does the deal expect to reduce the line's need for government subsidy, but it should make the "remote rail service...self-sustaining within five years." This sounds quite optimistic to me, and I am a little wary of what a "higher-value purchase for passengers" would mean to non-touristy trips, but I am pleased to see that the Algoma Central should continue to serve the people and communities who rely on it for their link to the world.
>>>Railmark finalizes agreement to run ACR passenger rail service<<<

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