Somber third anniversary of suspension of Algoma's Passenger Train
Government must do its part to fund this essential service
July 15, 2017 was the beginning of the 3rd year without passenger train service throughout remote areas of Algoma District. As a consequence, the Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains (CAPT) will hold a special media event on July 28 at 10 am in Sault Ste. Marie at the Civic Centre (Russ Ramsay Room) The presentation will include:
1. Evidence to disprove Transport Canada & the Minister of Transport’s erroneous claim of existing public, safe and accessible alternative modes of transportation for people to reach destinations along the Algoma rail corridor.
2. The day-to-day effects of a rising level of isolation in our region and the absence of public transportation
3. The negative economic consequences that the absence of the passenger train service has had in Algoma District, between Sault Ste. Marie to Hearst.
4. An update by Chief Jason Gauthier about Missanabie Cree First Nation efforts to restore the train.
Invitations have been extended to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Transport Marc Garneau to attend this event.