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Island Corridor Foundation to livestream meeting on May 7

Meeting will be livestreamed on Facebook at 10 a.m. on Thursday

The Island Corridor Foundation is set to meet virtually this Thursday.

The meeting follows a pair of recent estimates about the cost of reopening the E&N rail line – a report from the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure assessing the cost at $700 million and a lower number of $254 million from the CEO of the Island Corridor Foundation, Larry Stevenson. The ICF owns the line, which stretches 220 kilometres from Victoria to Courtenay. Passenger service halted in 2011 due to concerns around track safety, while freight service continues sparingly on Vancouver Island.

READ MORE: Snaw-Naw-As First Nation calls for repurposing of E&N rail line

READ MORE: Island Rail Corridor needs $700 million in upgrades to get back on track

READ MORE: Realistic figure to get Vancouver Island rail up and running $254 million: CEO

The ICF will be hosting the meeting on Zoom, but will be livestreaming it on Facebook for security. The meeting starts at 10 a.m on May 7.

— NEWS staff

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