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Province awards contracts for Northlander shelters
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Province awards contracts for Northlander shelters

Posted: 2024-05-31 13:24:05 By: thebay

The province says it is making strides in reinstating passenger rail service in Muskoka by awarding contracts to design and manufacture nine new station shelters, enhance rail safety, and upgrade warning systems, signifying a significant step towards restoring train service between Timmins and Toronto.

Over the next two years, new station shelters will be installed in various locations. Chad Evans, Chief Executive Officer for Ontario Northland says “The shelters will be safe, comfortable and accessible, providing a consistent, modern passenger experience for customers boarding and exiting the train all along the route.”

Construction activities, including station platforms, parking areas, and track improvements, will commence this summer to enhance rail safety and operational efficiency. Once operational, the Northlander passenger rail service will cater to seasonal travel demands, operating four to seven days a week.

Graydon Smith, MPP for Parry Sound Muskoka says "The restoration of the Northlander reflects our government’s dedication to supporting our small and rural communities with the critical infrastructure they need and deserve. We’re creating accessibility and mobility for our local residents, connecting them to people, places and opportunities across Ontario."