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Bring back Vancouver Island Rail Service

Bring back Vancouver Island Rail Service
Economic in CRD, BC, CA
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Let's get Island Rail 'Back On Track'

Please sign this petition - Every individual's help will go a long way to providing momentum with the media, politicians, and the various stakeholders within the Vancouver Island corridor.

We need your help!

The Vancouver Island Transportation Corridor Coalition (VITCC) is focused on its stated mandate to facilitate restoration, revitalization, and enhancement of all rail infrastructure on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, as the core infrastructure of a future transportation system to move people and freight

Our position is that Vancouver Island cannot sustain itself without key infrastructure and that plight is being ignored. Every year traffic grows worse as more people move to our island and the current approach of building more roads only leads to more GHG emissions. Vancouver Island needs a better long-term transportation strategy.

Rail can move people and goods much more efficiently than vehicles. Commuter rail between the Westhills area and downtown Victoria alone could take tens of thousands of cars off the road, ensuring our highways also remain viable transportation options. All major cities worldwide eventually have had to adopt rail. The costs of retrofitting rail into an existing city is VERY expensive, as Vancouver recently found out. We already have an uninterrupted and continuous nearly 300km corridor already intact! This piece of land is an Island asset we cannot afford to lose or replace. It exists, let's use it!

Victoria is blessed to have not one, but two existing rail right-of-ways. One is and shall remain a human corridor for people. The former E+N (now officially named the "Island Rail Corridor") has already been transformed into a hybrid system with over 100 kilometers of parallel rails-with-trails to facilitate the integration of other forms of transportation.

VITCC envisions an outcome with rail as the backbone of a system that integrates with ALL other forms of transportation. Rail, cycling, buses, taxis, airports, and ferries are just a few of the interlinked transportation options that can integrate and work together as a functional transportation network.

How can you help?

  1. Please sign this petition - Every individual's help will go a long way to providing momentum with the media, politicians, and the various stakeholders within the Vancouver Island corridor.

  2. Share this petition - You can use this link to include in Emails, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, etc: https://bit.ly/32z5VpE

  3. Get Involved - Sign up as a member of the VITCC at https://www.vitcc.ca/

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Local / BC Provincial / Canadian Federal Government Representatives

We request that the Provincial Government recognize the signatories of this campaign and all stakeholders that will benefit from reinstating Rail service throughout the Island corridor.

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7,008 Comments

Rae Fitzgerald
Rae Fitzgerald

I use to love to take the train to Victoria and back to Courtenay.

Susan Bihari
Susan Bihari

I would love to take the train from Nanaimo to Victoria and to avoid the Malahat!

Neill MacMillan
Neill MacMillan

Rail is green.

Todd Nixon
Todd Nixon

We need this!!!

Emile de Rosnay
Emile de Rosnay

I support a rail system for this part of the world, as well as increasing alternative transport.

Thompson Gayna
Thompson Gayna

I need means of getting to Victoria, other than car and bus.

Nathan Thorsen
Nathan Thorsen

I want local rail!

Catherine Whitten
Catherine Whitten

We desperately need alternative transportation up and down the island

Cory Labbey
Cory Labbey

I agree we need the train back

Sylvia Dyer
Sylvia Dyer

I have family in Nanaimo and friends in Duncan whom I enjoy visiting. Since I’m in my eighties l don’t drive there, but l did enjoy taking the train when it was still running. It’s like having an alternate highway on the Island to take pressure off the highway system.

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