Campbellton VIA Rail lobby group

Campbellton’s Jane Van Horne has been appointed to the Transport Action Atlantic board that wants to improve passenger train service in the Maritimes.

The Ocean, which runs from Halifax to Montreal; used to run six days a week, but has been cut back to three days as the former CEO of VIA Rail believed it would be more cost-effective.

But, officials contend the line is costing more because revenues have dropped and expenses did not go down as fast as the revenues.