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Perth hopes Via considers a stop in town as part of next expansion

by | Jun 28, 2019 | Local News | 0 comments

The Federal government is trying to expand VIA Rail services to get more people riding trains, and Mayor John Fenik would love to see those plans include adding a train stop in Perth.

During Tuesday night’s council meeting, Mayor Fenik discussed a federal plan to put up over $71 million dollars to improve the service.

According to the mayor, after having discussions with people at VIA Rail, there seems to be a need for a stop in Perth.

The mayor said he has had “four or five meetings” with VIA Rail already, including with the president of the company, where building a Perth station was specifically brought up.

The federal money will to go towards conducting studies, track acquisitions, and stakeholder engagements, among other plans which Mayor Fenik told council were a big step towards getting the town closer to frequent rail travel.

 

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