OTTAWA, Nov. 15, 2011 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada, along with the
governments of Quebec and Ontario officially released the final report
of the high-speed rail study for the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor. The
purpose of the study was to determine the feasibility of a high-speed
passenger rail system linking Quebec City and Windsor, Ontario.
The study was conducted by EcoTrain, which is a consortium of five
consulting firms: Dessau; MMM Group (formerly Marshall Macklin Monaghan
Limited); Wilbur Smith & Assoc.; Deutsche Bahn International; and KPMG. The joint study included an assessment of high-speed train technologies;
potential routes and stations; traffic forecasts; and financial and
economic (cost-benefit) analyses. Additionally, the study evaluated the
impact of high-speed rail from a socioeconomic, environmental and
The study found that high-speed rail is technically feasible in the
Quebec City-Windsor Corridor but will require significant public
expenditure. With these study findings, the Government of Canada will
take the time necessary to carefully consider possible next steps.
An executive summary of the report is available on line. For a copy of the complete report,
please contact Carl Geoffroy.
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