Ottawa to fund multi-million reno of Vancouver train station
Vancouver’s heritage train station is getting a $5.1-million renovation.
The Pacific Central Station used by VIA Rail is getting the majority of the funding, which was announced Monday, from the federal government’s Economic Action Plan.
After a tender is issued, work is expected to begin in 2011 on the station’s masonry, roof and windows.
The station is also used by bus companies, the Rocky Mountaineer luxury train, and by Amtrak for its service from the U.S.
Rob Merrifield, the Minister of State for Transport, represented the federal government at the announcement.
“This major project to upgrade Vancouver Station underlines our government’s commitment to improving VIA facilities and infrastructure and revitalizing Canada’s rail service,” Merrifield said in a release.
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