Development

Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains (CAPT)

Abstract: 

The Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains (CAPT) recognizes the significant social, economic and environmental value of Northern Ontario’s passenger trains.

This is a regional not-for-profit organization that assembles a broad variety of interests, including individuals, municipalities, First Nations, tourism operators, recreationists, environmentalists, students, community economic development professionals and accessibility groups to advocate for the restoration of passenger rail service in the Algoma District. Its activities have also initiated a number of eco- and cultural tourism initiatives, including the Group of Seven and Glenn Gould Train Events and the Searchmont Polar Express.. 

CAPT is dedicated to preserving, restoring and enhancing passenger train service in the District of Algoma as well as the adjacent districts around Hearst and Sudbury, particularly along the Algoma rail lines from Hearst to Sault Ste. Marie and from Sault Ste. Marie to Sudbury and North Bay with connections to service to Toronto and Ottawa.

CAPT also conducts community based action research on rail and helps to organize train events such as the Group of Seven/Glenn Gould Train Event and the Searchmont Polar Express.

Project Team: 

Dr. Linda Savory Gordon

Links:

http://captrains.ca/

For more info, visit the Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains facebook page.