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Petition to reinstate rail service on Vancouver Island to be presented to Parliament – Cowichan valley Citizen

February 5, 2024

MP Alistair MacGregor will present petition, which has 7,610 signatures

A petition calling for the restoration of passenger and freight train services on Vancouver Island that garnered 7,610 signatures is expected to soon be presented to Parliament.

The petition asks that the government create a $1-billion fund using the various B.C. and federal government funding mechanisms for public transit, and guarantee funding to the Island Corridor Foundation, which owns the deteriorating 220-kilometre E&N rail line that stretches from Victoria to Courtenay, if approved for implementation.

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