The Regional District of North Okanagan wants Canadan National to run the former Kelowna Pacific Railway line.

North Okanagan politicians want rail service to resume

The Regional District of North Okanagan board is urging Canadian National Railway to take over Kelowna Pacific Railway lines

Political pressure is being exerted to ensure rail service resumes.

The Regional District of North Okanagan board is urging Canadian National Railway to take over the sections of track impacted by the bankruptcy of Kelowna Pacific Railway.

“It’s critical to the agricultural economy and to our local economy,” said Patrick Nicol, RDNO chairperson.

Besides those in the agricultural sector, businesses like Tolko Industries have been impacted by the end of rail service and many of them are now shipping materials by truck.

Kelowna Pacific Railway declared bankruptcy July 5, bringing a halt to shipments between Vernon and Kamloops and Vernon to Lumby.

The trustee involved in the case has stated that options are being considered to initiate rail service again and CN officials have stated that while they are working with the trustee, they aren’t committing to cargo service.

Nicol is confident that the trains will start running again.

“I’m encouraged by the discussions with the companies, the powers that be and the provincial government. There is a way through this,” he said.

 

 

 

 

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