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Huron Central Railway awarded government funds for infrastructure project


The project calls for improving Huron Central Railway's track to support freight-rail service between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury.


The Canadian government and provincial government of Ontario will each contribute CA$10.5 million toward a rail infrastructure project at Huron Central Railway Inc. in northern Ontario.

Combined with contributions from Huron Central Railway, the total investment in the project will be CA$31.5 million, Transport Canada officials said yesterday in a press release. The federal dollars will come from the National Trade Corridors Fund.

The project calls for improving track to support freight-rail service between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury.

"This investment will have important benefits for the region, such as increasing carload volumes in commodity sectors, relieving ongoing supply-chain congestion and improving the reliability of rail service in northern Ontario," Transport Canada officials said.

Huron Central Railway is part of Genesee & Wyoming Canada.

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