High-Speed Passenger Rail Study Released

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High-Speed Passenger Rail Study Released

McGuinty Government Working With Partners On Next Steps

Ministry of Transportation

Ontario, along with the governments of Canada and Quebec, officially released the final report for the high-speed rail study for the Quebec City - Windsor Corridor.

The governments undertook the study to evaluate the feasibility of high-speed passenger rail service through the Québec City-Windsor corridor.

The joint study found that high speed rail is feasible in the corridor. It assessed available high speed train technologies, routing options, ridership estimates and financial and economic impacts.  

The three governments are carefully considering next steps and will work closely moving forward.

Quick Facts

  • EcoTrain conducted the study on behalf of Transport Canada, Québec and Ontario.
  • EcoTrain is a consortium of five consulting firms: Dessau; MMM Group (formerly Marshall Macklin Monaghan Limited); Wilbur Smith & Assoc.; Deutsche Bahn International; and KPMG

Quotes

Bob Chiarelli

“Ontario welcomes the report as it provides us with up-to-date information on the feasibility of a high-speed passenger rail system along the Québec City - Windsor corridor. The Ontario government will work with the governments of Canada and Québec to determine next steps so we can make the right decisions to connect communities from the U.S. border to Québec City and help our economies prosper.”

Bob Chiarelli

Minister of Transportation, Minister of Infrastructure

Media Contacts

  • Bob Nichols

    Communications Branch

    Bob.Nichols@ontario.ca

    416-327-1158

  • Patrick Searle

    Minister's Office

    patrick.searle@ontario.ca

    416-327-1815

  • Ajay Woozageer

    Communications Branch

    416-327-1158

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