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Rail Feasibility Study

Rail Feasibility Study Press Release
Jun 18, 2014

As a result of the interest in rail tours expressed by cruise lines, the Nanaimo Port Authority and SRY Rail Link are pleased to announce their collaborative agreement for the development of a feasibility study to create a “World Class” Vancouver Island rail excursion service which could commence in the summer of 2015.

The study would analyze and review the railways current infrastructure, operations and evaluate the marketing requirements to determine the financial viability of creating this exciting tourism opportunity for the Central Island communities. It is the Port’s hope that the development of such a high quality attraction will assist in increasing the cruise ship calls to Nanaimo, and open up new markets for the top tier cruise lines.

The study will start in July 2014 and a complete report is expected to be finalized later this fall. It is the NPA and SRY’s intent to have the excursion service in full operation to coincide with the 2015 Nanaimo cruise season.

Norwegian Cruise Lines

Norwegian Cruise Lines

SRY Rail

SRY Rail

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For more information, contact:

Mr. David Mailloux
Manager, Communications & Public Affairs
Nanaimo Port Authority 250-753-4146 – Ext 251

Mr. J. Singh Biln
Director – Community Relations [email protected]
SRY Rail Link 604-527-6323 or cell 778-773-0497