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Cape Breton railway could fight climate change: Scotia Rail Development Society

FRAM DINSHAW | STAFF REPORTER
Published August 21, 2016 - 6:25pm
Last Updated August 22, 2016 - 1:40pm

A 394-kilometre-long railway line running through Cape Breton could be a key weapon in the fight against climate change.

The Scotia Rail Development Society says the rail link, sold to American company Genesee and Wyoming in 2012, could be a cost-efficient and low-carbon way of transporting goods through Cape Breton at a time when a container port is planned for Sydney.

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