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Feds spending over $45M for Gaspésie railway rehab

The project involves repairing 10 parts of the railway over 127km between Port-Daniel–Gascons and Gaspé as well as reinforcement work.


Federal funding of over $45.8 million has been announced to support a project to rehabilitate the Gaspésie railway, particularly between Port-DanielGascons and Gaspé, which has not been used since 2015.

The segment needs repairing, and coastal erosion has made the problem worse following a major storm in December 2016.

The project involves repairing 10 parts of the railway over 127km between Port-Daniel–Gascons and Gaspé as well as reinforcement work. In some locations the railway will also be relocated because of ground movement and shoreline erosion.

By focusing on the current vulnerabilities of this part of the railway due to erosion, the work will help re-establish rail transport to Gaspé, promoting regional economic growth.

The funding is being delivered through the federal government’s Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund.