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The following are articles relating to the E&N rail line.  Check back regularly for updates or sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date on our progress.

Comment:  Economics show E&N rail line is a lost cause – Times Colonist, Dec 2, 2017

Letter: There are alternatives to rail service (page 11) – Parksville Qualicum Beach News, November 30

Editorial:  E&N line needs new approach – Times Colonist, November 28, 2017

Esquimalt mayor frustrated at latest E&N railbed development – Victoria News, November 24, 2017

E&N railway working group promise canned – Chek News, November 23, 2017

Province backtracks on commuter rail study for E&N – Times Colonist, November 23, 2017

ICF wants to know if B.C. government supports railway plan – Parksville Qualicum Beach News, November 23, 2017

ICF seeking clarity from new provincial government – Parksville Qualicum Beach News, November 14, 2017

Revamped Island Corridor project calls for 42.7 million in improvements – Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle, November 13, 2017

ICF officials to meet transportation minister on railway project  – Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle, November 8, 2017

A multi-use trail is the only financially viable option for the E&N Rail bed – Letter to the Editor, Comox Valley Record, August 15, 2017

Revived train service would boost economy – Lake Cowichan Gazette, August 13, 2017

New group forms to advocate for railway revival – Goldstream News Gazette, August 9, 2017

Former MP says unused E&N line should trade rails for trails – CTV Vancouver Island, July 28, 2017

Switch the rails to trails on Vancouver Island, group urges – CBC, July 27, 2017

Friends of Rails advocate multi-use trail – Comox Record, July 24, 2017

ICF director says conversion from rails to trails ‘in consideration’ – Nanaimo News Now, June 20, 2017

Nanaimo council supports rails to trails movement – Nanaimo News, June 15, 2017

Commuter rail hopes high despite pending change of government – Times Colonist, June 4, 2017

Island Corridor Foundation says Nanaimo residents ‘very supportive’ of rail – Nanaimo News Bulletin, June 3, 2017

Continuous trail alongside rail not feasible – Parksville Qualicum Beach News, June 1, 2017

Group advocates non-motorized rail trail – Comox Valley Record, May 25, 2017

City, Regional District of Nanaimo voice support for Rails to Trails – Nanaimo News Bulletin, May 17, 2017

ICF can’t say when passenger rails will come back – Parksville Qualicum Beach News,  May 9, 2017

Former ICF chair “annoyed” with RDN decision – Parksville Qualicum Beach News, May 3, 2017

RDN favours group’s plan to turn railway into a recreational trail – Parksville Qualicum Beach News, April 16, 2017 (NOTE that $105 million cost figure quoted in the article is incorrect).

Press Release – FORT-VI, March 31, 2017

Facebook discussion on walking the E&N tracks  – Take a Hike Vancouver Island Facebook Group, March 2017

Editorial:  Stop investing in ghost trains – Times Colonist, January 24, 2017

Trail from Parksville to the goats in Coombs is open – Parksville Qualicum Beach News, January 10th

More Vancouver Island First Nations go to court over E&N rail line – CFAX – November 14, 2016

Keep moving on E&N Rail Trail – Times Colonist, October 20, 2016

6 million load urged to speed up E&N Rail Trail – Times Colonist, October 20, 2016

Les Leyne: Documents question E&N’s viability – Times Colonist, October 19, 2016

E&N rail-line group says it has confidence in its CEO – Times Colonist, October 12, 2016

The Sad Story of the Little Railway that Couldn’t – The Tyee,  October 11, 2016

E&N rail line group isn’t trusted, CEO is ‘ligntning rod’: consultant – Times Colonist, October 6, 2016

E&N rail line hindering development, Esquimalt chief says – Times Colonist, July 20, 2016

ICF extends executive director’s contract despite losing funding – CTV News Vancouver Island, May 31, 2016

Our History: The E&N’s long journey from dream to doubt – Times Colonist, April 10, 2016

The E&N Route as a beautiful Vancouver Island Bike Trail – VancouverIsland.com, April 8, 2016

Train service could return next year – Comox Valley Record, November 4, 2015

Province affirms $7-million pledge for E&N railway on Island -Times Colonist, July 23, 2015

Island’s E&N rail repairs on hold during provincial review – Times Colonist, April 7, 2015

Vancouver Island passenger rail soon to be back on track – Global News, July 12, 2014

Province provides 7.5 million for E&N passenger rail – BC Gov News, June 28, 2011

Are trails the only outcome? The Parksville Qualicum Beach News, June 14, 2011

Converting the E&N railway on Vancouver Island to a Multi-Use Trail – CTV News Vancouver Island, May 26, 2011 (video)

E&N rail corridor study released – Ministry of Transportation Press Release, July 9, 2010