MacLellan Hopeful Railway Reports Will Be Released Soon
Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan is hopeful reports on the future of the rail line in Cape Breton will be made public soon after a meeting of his railway advisory committee next week.
The advisory committee recently got reports outlining what happened to lost traffic on the line, potential sources of new traffic and the investment that will be needed to bring the line back to safe operating condition.
The reports are also likely to include information the province can use to determine whether to grant an application for abandonment by the current line owner, Genesee and Wyoming.
The company withdrew rail service on the Point Tupper to Sydney portion of the line in December.
The rail advisory committee is due to meet a week from today.
When the reports were presented to the committee last month, several members asked for clarification from the consultants and that held up their public release.