Banff’s upcoming rail transportation hub a ‘game-changer’: mayor

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From CBC.CA via California Rail News

Banff mayor hopes project another step toward commuter rail service with Calgary

Banff’s historic rail lands are set to be transformed into a mass transportation hub for the town.

The goal is to have the heritage train station serve as the arrival and departure point for current and future mass transit options, including regional public transit and shuttles from Calgary.

The plan also includes a parking lot with capacity for up to 900 vehicles.

The project is being spearheaded by long-time Banff residents Adam and Jan Waterous, of Liricon Capital.

Banff ponders bringing back passenger train service from Calgary
“The entire town of Banff was built around this train station, not the other way around,” said Jan Waterous.

“So travel originated here and the town was built out from it. So what we’re doing is kind of bringing it back to the future and…

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