Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Boundary Trail Railway Starts Up

There are CBC Global & Mail articles about the startup of the Boundary Trail Railway startup. The BTR will operate 35 kilometres of rail between Manitou and Morden in Manitoba. This is a portion of the (former) CP La Riviere subdivision. The province announced in May that they were giving a forgivable loan of $615,000 to the BTR to help purchase the line from CP. They also received one million dollars from the Federal government earlier this month. It looks like RailWest Management Ltd. was involved in preparing the business case for the BTR.

"It has contracted with Central Canadian Railway to provide car hauler, maintenance services, links with major railroads on traffic and delivery issues, snow clearing and basic administrative services." They will interchange with CP at Morden.

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