Trainwreck: Canada’s High-Speed Rail Failure

Imagine being able to travel to a city 500 kilometres away in less than two hours, without the hassle of driving through miserable traffic to far-flung airports, without feeling violated by airport security, and actually being able to use that expensive phone in your pocket.

This is a reality in the 20 countries around the world with high-speed rail. But it’s an abstract fantasy in Canada, the only country in the entire G8 without at least one such system.

It’s been 40 years since Japan unveiled its first high-speed rail systems, but Canada is languishing with a rail system from the 1950s that one rail activist calls a national “embarrassment.”

More at CTV News

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