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Rapid passenger rail project with stop in Peterborough will be ‘comparable to European networks’ – Kawartha Now

February 21, 2024

VIA HFR president and CEO Martin Imbleau provided an update on the project during speech to Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

The planned rapid passenger rail project between Quebec City and Toronto — which includes a stop in Peterborough — is going to be comparable to high-speed rail networks in Europe, according to the president and CEO of VIA HFR.

Martin Imbleau, who was hired last September to head the Crown corporation created in 2022 to oversee the project, spoke at the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal on Tuesday (February 20).

Described as the largest transportation infrastructure project in Canada since the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway over 60 years ago, the proposed high-frequency rail network will extend over nearly 1,000 kilometres of dedicated and electrified tracks, with stops in Quebec City, Trois-Rivières, Laval, Montreal, Ottawa, Peterborough, and Toronto.

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