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Date: 08/24/22 17:20
VIA Rail from Montreal to Santerrre et Jonquiere
Author: renf

Whenever I look at the performace of the VIA rail trains north from Montreal to these two dswtinations and thrir return trips south to
Montreal, they appear to b operation on a different and unique schedule.  What is the story qbout the chqnging and seemingly
irregular of these trains?
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Is there a strong demand from MPs in the Cochrane area demanding that VIA rail keep their promise to restore direct service from
Cochrane to Montreal?

Thank you.

                                                         

 



Date: 08/25/22 13:04
Re: VIA Rail from Montreal to Santerrre et Jonquiere
Author: DrawingroomA

The rail line between Cochrane and La Sarre was abandoned a long time ago.  Passenger service between Cochrane and Senneterre was cancelled well before that. 

https://www.otc-cta.gc.ca/eng/ruling/486-r-1990
 



Date: 08/26/22 15:32
Re: VIA Rail from Montreal to Santerrre et Jonquiere
Author: joemvcnj

There hasn't been service to Cochrane from Toronto is something like 15 years

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Date: 08/26/22 19:37
Re: VIA Rail from Montreal to Santerrre et Jonquiere
Author: DrawingroomA

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> There hasn't been service to Cochrane from Toronto
> is something like 15 years
>
> Posted from Android

The last run of the Northlander was 28th Sept. 2012.

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2012/09/28/ontarios_northlander_train_makes_its_final_run.html

During two election campaigns ago in 2018 Doug Ford promised to restore the train before the end of the Conservative's first mandate. That didn't happen, but during the more recent election campaign the promise was made again. During the recent throne speech, read by Her Majesty's Ontario representative but written by the government, the promise was made again - with service to both Timmins and Cochrane. Maybe it will happen this time.



Date: 08/27/22 17:30
Re: VIA Rail from Montreal to Santerrre et Jonquiere
Author: joemvcnj

I read somewhere it was to be either Cochrane or Timmins, and eventually settled on Timmins.

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