Links to Vancouver Island Rail Studies

The following list was compiled to present important background data about rail on Vancouver Island. There are many studies concerning Rail Transportation on Vancouver Island. This list is presented in chronological order and is nit to be construed as an exhaustive list. If there are items that you (any webiste user) feel should be on this list, please use the contact form to notify us.

    Transport Action Canada Assessment

    The Transport Action Canada Assessment of the South Island Transportation study is a valuable resource to read. One reason it notes for the high price tag assessed by MOTI is that MoTI has a policy that requires adding a 50% contingency to all infrastructure cost estimates. This artificially raises the cost estimates far above the number quoted by many rail infrastructure companies.

  • May, 2020 - Vancouver Island Railway Assessment

    Prominent Developer Bayview wants Commuter Rail Service up and running now

    A published plan that prominent developer Ken Mariash, owner of Focus Equities and Bayview, has proposed after meeting with key stakeholders in the region such as the various CRD mayors. It should be further noted that all thirteen Capital Regional District (CRD) mayors have also urged immediate action on commuter rail service.

  • March, 2017 - Developer wants Commuter Rail Service, News Article.

Links to Aligned Groups

These groups are aligned in their pursuit of efficient and modern rail service in British Columbia, funded by our CO2 tax revenues, to move people and freight, provide economic stimulus, massively reduce GHG emissions and reduce reliance on single occupant vehicles.

Aligned Organizations, Primary Rail Focus

(Alphabetical order by full name)

E&N Division,CRHA

Island Corridor Foundation (ICF)

Island Transformations Organization (ITO)

Transport Action Canada

Aligned Organizations, Environmental Primary

(Alphabetical order by full name)

Climate Caucus

Sierra Club