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April 14, 2018

The Hydrocut & Kitchener to London High Speed Rail

Did you know the new High Speed Rail line from Kitchener to London may negatively affect the Hydrocut trails and road riding in the region?

Come get more information at a meeting hosted by the InterCityRail organization, who are looking to raise awareness of the issues surrounding the implementation of this rail line. This is strictly an information session, to be attended by like minded, concerned citizens who want to learn more about how this project may affect the Waterloo region. A meeting is being held at the New Hamburg Community Centre, on Wednesday, April 18th, from 7:00pm – 9:00pm ( more info here ). Please come out and see how we can avoid the possibility of having this high speed train disrupt our ability to ride throughout the region and at our cherished Hydrocut trails. See you there!
Here is copy of a message InterCityRail are sending out regarding this issue with more information:
I am so terribly concerned about the negative impact of the proposed high-speed rail (HSR) from London to Kitchener that I want to get the message out to as many people as I can.

I am deeply concerned that many citizens are unaware of the detrimental impact the proposed HSR will have on rural communities and agricultural land, as well as urban communities.  Even if you think you may not be affected, as an Ontario taxpayer and consumer of commodities, you are.  The ultimate price tag on this project is astronomical and when looked at closely, it doesn’t even make sense.

Although I do support improving passenger rail transportation in south western Ontario, I do not believe that the current Ontario government’s decision to introduce HSR between London and Kitchener is supported by any evidence to show that it makes financial, environmental or social sense.  Disappointingly, the environmental assessment (which has already started) does not include the study of more viable alternatives and what is best for Ontarians.

What can we do about this?

I would encourage you to visit the InterCityRail website at www.intercityrail.org.InterCityRail is an organization comprised of various local groups that have joined together to promote evidence-based solutions for passenger rail transportation in south western Ontario.  The website has a wealth of information on the proposed HSR and viable alternatives, as well suggestions on what we can do.

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One Comment

  1. DuncanStrohnd

    Awesome -- I’ve always wanted to jump a train!

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