Huron Central Railway faces uncertain future—again

HCRY 911, the near-daily westbound train from Sudbury to Sault Ste. Marie, passes Vale’s Totten Mine in Worthington in April 2019. Its parent company, Genesee and Wyoming, plans to end rail service unless the it receives more government funding. photos by Warren Schlote

SUDBURY - The fate of the Huron Central Railway (HCRY), a 179-mile (288-kilometre) shortline railway between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury, remains in doubt once more as its operator, Genesee and Wyoming, has threatened to shut down operations at the end of this year unless the government injects funds to upgrade the line.

It’s a recurring pattern for the railway line that opened as a key link ...

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