The Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains (CAPT) is anxious to clarify some confusion resulting from a recently published article about the status of the Algoma passenger train.
As CAPT’s representative on the Algoma Passenger Train Working Group, Linda Savory Gordon reports that very positive progress is being made to resume the passenger train service on the ACR line.
Over the past few weeks, under the initiative of Missanabie Cree First Nation’s Chief Jason Gauthier, the working group has been working on a very exciting proposal. As soon as the relevant parties have finalized their input, a media conference will be called to announce the plans.
We feel very optimistic about the reinstatement of the passenger train sometime this spring. The disruption of passenger train service has been very difficult for property owners and businesses and a failure to resume passenger train services would be devastating. The Algoma passenger train is important to the region’s economy and employment both because of it’s past socio-economic impacts, but also because of underdeveloped and neglected potentials both for First Nations and the broader economy and employment.