The people of Churchill have not heard the whistle of a train for 17 months…until Wednesday. The first train to reach Churchill in nearly a year and a half pulled into the station to the joyous yells and screams of townspeople running to greet the engines. This first train was just a small one with a couple of engines, flat car, and caboose. A test of tracks for longer passenger and cargo trains set to come by the end of November.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came to Churchill to be a part of the celebration, acknowledge the suffering Churchillians have gone through and praise the groups and individuals that have bonded together to make this new beginning a reality for the northern communities.
The amazing transformation of the Hudson Bay rail line has taken a broken down system and repaired it in just over a month allowing the isolated towns of the north, including Churchill, to become part of the province infrastructure again. It truly is a historic time for Churchill and the other communities served by the railroad. Great things are just beginning to happen for this region!
The train line could have been repaired a lot sooner by using the money Trudeau gave to other countries and foreigners. Now he is selling pot to cover the deficit he has created. Maybe if he had Canadian interests at heart and put Canadians first for a change this country wouldn’t be in the shape it’s in. The train in churchill, food costs across the north, reserves without clean water to drink, crime statistics on the rise and the people who built this country can’t even find care because there isn’t enough old age homes for them. And what about the CPP? That is not a bank account for the liberal government, it is our hard working Canadian dollars for us hard working Canadian citizens to have after a lifetime of funding a nation.
Good improvement for Churchill!
I am so thrilled to hear that Churchill has train service again. It must have been very difficult living in a beautiful remote community without train service. I am looking forward to traveling once again by train to Churchill. Congratulations from Iowa!