I have often wondered whether it’s just me, or are there really are forces unknown that somehow manage to keep a cloud of uncertainty around the issue of reintroducing the E&N Railway for use anywhere on Vancouver Island?
More recently the previous Liberal Government (BC) announced that a study by private interests would look into using the 15 kilometer leg of the line for commuting between Langford and Victoria.
Since then there has been silence!
Maybe it’s because I have my ear at the wrong door, but I feel that once again that a curtain has been drawn around the subject and I am curious to know why. I suspect that developers would like to see the end of the E&N, but there are other forces wanting chunks of the right of way that is so key to the rebirth of the facility.
I would really like to see further discussion on the issue of the E&N, and other opinions about how the line could contribute to a bright future for the island and islanders.
Please join the discussion, both pro and con.
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- Province to review options for commuter train services in the CRD BC Gov, March 9, 2017
- Province to review commuter rail options for Victoria area CBC March 9, 2017
- Province affirms $7 million for E&N rail corridor BC Gov July 23, 2015
- E&N Reports and Studies BC Gov, 2010
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