Canada to fund repairs to New Brunswick Via Rail link

The federal government is preparing to finance repairs to a 70-kilometre stretch of New Brunswick railway between Miramichi and Bathurst that is used by Via Rail, Radio-Canada has learned.

The section is owned by Canadian National Railway, which is discontinuing service in the area and put it up for sale.

Via Rail uses the stretch as part of its passenger service between Halifax and Montreal. Via has said it will not buy or maintain the section, and has warned it would end service in the Maritimes if the link was abandoned.

CBC News 

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