Press about the Corridor

The following is an archive of media articles relating to the Island Rail Corridor.  Check back regularly for updates, or sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date on our progress.

More Victorians are cycling, walking to work: Latest census data Capital Daily, December 9, 2022

Popup Businesses CHEK News, August 18, 2022

Premier John Horgan doubts return of Island rail service is achievable Vancouver Island Free Daily, August 4, 2022

No, Canada doesn't need bullet trains National Post, August 2, 2022

Comment: Choose active transportation, not a renewed railway, Times Colonist, July 20, 2022

We’ll get a railway up and running, says Island Corridor Foundation - Times Colonist, October 30, 2019

E&N railway tracks are beyond redemption - Cowichan Valley Citizen, October 18, 2019

South Island Transportation Plan takes next step - BC Gov News, April 24, 2019

Province commits to six-month investigation of E&N corridor - Saanich News, February 25, 2019

Province seeks contractor to assess condition of E&N Railway corridor - Times Colonist, February 24, 2019

Langford neighbourhood group opposes E&N Rail Trail expansion - Saanich News, February 7, 2019

13 Greater Victoria mayors write letters to Premier Horgan and transportation minister to fund commuter rail - CHEK, February 6, 2019

FORT-VI Presentation to Comox Valley Regional District - January 15, 2019

Trails, not rails are the answer - Parksville Qualicum Beach News, January 15, 2019

Time to convert rails to trails - Parksville Qualicum Beach News, January 10, 2019

True cost to upgrade rail would be way more than $43 million - Lake Cowichan Gazette, January 8, 2019

Province to fund assessment of rail line including Ladysmith area - Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle, January 7, 2019

Province commits to E&N rail track, bridge survey - Vancouver Island Free Daily, January 5, 2019

New excitement for passenger rail on Vancouver Island with track assessment ordered - CBC News, January 4, 2019

Meeting between mayors, province sparks new hope for restored E&N rail line - CTV Vancouver Island, January 3, 2019

Island Corridor Foundation: E&N Rail line is not dead yet - Times Colonist, January 2, 2019

Rail corridor valuable - we need to keep it - Times Colonist, Dec 5, 2017

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

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

Letter: A multi-use trail is the only financially viable option for the E&N Rail bed - 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

City council supports initiative to pull up train tracks for trail use - Nanaimo News Bulletin, June 17, 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

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 10, 2017

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

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

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