Miramichi MLA talking trains

Miramichi MLA and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser is in Ottawa and Montreal this week to meet with federal officials and officials of CN and Via Rail.

Fraser wants to get new infrastructure dollars for New Brunswick and secure the future of rail service in the province’s north.

The condition of the track prevents VIA passenger trains from travelling at high speeds, which means a one-way trip from Moncton to Campbellton takes about six hours; compared to a little over three hours by car.