Tag: Rail

Metro Vancouver opposition to Fraser Surrey coal trains echoes resistance in US Northwest

Metro Vancouver’s strong majority vote last Friday opposing US thermal coal exports from Fraser Surrey docks came despite warnings from rail and coal spokesmen who warned of dire consequences to BC’s economy if the motion passed. But the… Read More

Overhauled Amtrak cars respond to continued growth on YVR-SEA run

Refurbished bistro and business cars are part of the strategy Amtrak is rolling out to respond to increased ridership on the Cascade route. The latest numbers from Washington State Department of Transport show Vancouver is the third largest… Read More

New border deal boosts Amtrak’s Cascades service, but US economic crisis putting high-speed rail on hold

The Beyond the Border deal signed between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper last week should provide a major boost to the Amtrak Cascades service between Vancouver and Seattle by allowing pre-boarding customs clearance for passengers… Read More

Ottawa quietly makes second Amtrak Cascades train permanent

The annual crisis over continuation of Amtrak’s second train on the Cascades route from Vancouver to Seattle was quietly cancelled this year by Public Safety Minister Vic Toews announcement in Winnipeg that he’s found permanent funding for Canadian… Read More