A deal between VIA Rail and Southern Railway to restore passenger rail service to Vancouver Island is in the final stages of completion.
Singh Biln, Southern Rail’s Community Relations Director, says the train service agreement has been signed.
Biln says their goal is to start upgrading the E & N rail line between Victoria and Nanaimo in the fall, and start service in the spring.
He says the self-propelled rail diesel cars that used to serve Vancouver Island have been extensively