Railway Society Invites Public To Meeting, Next Week
People concerned about the future of the rail line in Cape Breton are invited to a public meeting, next week.
The meeting is being organized by the community group formed after railway owners Genesee and Wyoming announced plans to abandon the Point Tupper to Sydney line.
The Scotia Rail Development Society also plans to name new committees at the meeting.
Society member Father Greg MacLeod says a board of directors as well as technical, public education and public policy committees will be set up.
He add it’s important to look at potential long-term users for the line as well as focusing on drumming up more traffic in the short-term.
Recently released reports commissioned by the rail advisory committee appointed by the province say it will cost more than $30 million over five years to bring the Sydney subdivision of the railway up to standard.
Next week’s meeting takes place on Wednesday at the Joan Harris Cruise Pavilion in Sydney at 3:30 in the afternoon.