High Frequency Corridor for Canada?

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High Frequency Corridor for Canada?
Posted by ORNHOO on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 7:24 PM

As reported in Railway Age, VIA is considering building a new corridor from Quebec City to Toronto By way of Montreal and Ottawa;

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/passenger/high-performance/via-high-frequency-rail-details-emerge.html

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, September 07, 2017 12:34 PM

Would seem far more cost-effective to improve the existing corridor.

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Posted by MidlandMike on Thursday, September 07, 2017 10:30 PM

As the article says, they are dependent on CN for limited capacity that has no room for expansion.  They would have to add track, and still be subject to the whims of CN.  Instead they plan to develope alternate underutilized lines, plus their own Ottawa line.  They would also like to electrify, which will never happen on CN.

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