Trains could travel 200 kilometers an hour, run on reserved lanes, offer more frequencies and reduce travel times to the Quebec City-Toronto corridor by 25%.
According to VIA Rail, trains would improve punctuality by more than 95%.
algabra this, trips between Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City are among the most frequent in Canada, and the majority of them are currently made by car.
He says the new High Frequency Rail (HFR) project “will increase reliability, frequency and provide faster travel times in the QC City-TO corridor.”
The minister said the HFR will allow Canadians to reach their families faster and better connect businesses across the country while reducing road congestion and providing a low-emission travel alternative.
Special announcement on board @Via_Rail train # 64, bound for Montreal:
– Omar Alghabra (@OmarAlghabra) July 5, 2021
On Monday afternoon, Alghabra said he was traveling from Toronto to Quebec City for a “major announcement” regarding Canada’s HFR project.
More details will be revealed on Tuesday.