- Sep 22, 2015
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- Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Mayor pitches commuter rail line for southwest Edmonton
Mayor Don Iveson pitched yet another rail line in a year-end interview with Postmedia, this one aimed at relieving congestion in Edmonton’s southwest and serving a future town centre in the annexation lands.
The line could use parts of the old Canadian Pacific track and a diesel engine to start, with only two to four stops between Grandin or Old Strathcona and the Edmonton International Airport, said Iveson.
It’s not the first rail priority, but Edmonton should start planning for it now, he said.
“As Canadian Pacific starts to back out of Old Strathcona, it’s going to be critical for us to hold on to that right-of-way … for medium-term regional rail.”