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Ontario looks at hydrogen-powered trains

As hydrogen fuel cell technology improves, the application for ‘rail’ transit is close to become a reality. The main problem for hydrogen fuel cell transit is that the cell tends to produce power at a steady rate, but poor in providing power at times of high demand, like accelerating out of stations. This has made [...]

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Transit Blundering in Victoria

Sad to say, transit planners in Victoria have not read the Rail for the Valley/Leewood Report, but then, why should they, they live in a world of gold-plated transit, where any form of rail transit is over-engineered to such an extent that it will be too costly to build. Economy is not in our transit [...]

News About the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway

PASSENGER TRAIN SERVICE EXPANSION PROPOSED Oct 26, 2010 THE ISLAND CORRIDOR FOUNDATION HAS UNVEILED THE FIRST STAGE OF ITS PROPOSAL TO EXPAND PASSENGER TRAIN SERVICE ON VANCOUVER ISLAND.Ai?? EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR GRAHAM BRUCE MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY…Ai?? “We’ve made formal application to VIA Rail to move the terminus from Victoria to Nanaimo and initiate an early [...]

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Islanders ignore fiscal realities as they rail to save decrepit E&N – Has anyone planned for TramTrain

The following item from the Vancouver Sun, is one of the most ill researched pieces of anti-rail nonsense I have seen in a long while. Mr. Palmer demonstrates his total lack of knowledge of ‘rail‘ transport andAi??Ai??loudly supports the government line of not investing in the E&N Railway. It is so sad that the state [...]

Who Should Run The Interurban?

Who should run the proposed interurban service from Vancouver to Chilliwack? This is an important question that must be addressed before any operation is to commence. TransLink TransLink has been against the ‘return of the interurban’ from the start and the recent study done by an engineering firmAi??Ai??that had no background in modern LRT was [...]