CN has always owned the line, not GEXR, they just operated it. GEXR only owns the Stratford-Goderich line. CN chose to not renew the lease with GEXR a while back, and it ended in November 2018. In that same month, Metrolinx finally officially acquired the line from Silver to Kitchener. Getting...
I'm sure that CN will continue to operate freight regularly along the line - there is a solid business there, and they still interchange with the GEXR in Stratford. I just don't think that a provision to run double stacks along the line will be maintained. It is too prohibitive, and Metrolinx is...
But CN sold the Guelph Sub, it has no intention to divert double stacks off of its southern line. Evidently it is also interested in selling the Kitchener-London section too, and VIA has been a rumoured buyer. Between Silver and Kitchener, Metrolinx can do as it pleases in terms of electrification.
Mississauga has requested $305.7 million for Dundas BRT lanes from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). This would be for the Confederation to Etobicoke segment.
From this article:
These massive projects are planned for Mississauga
Northlander business case coming before years end
The business case is being worked on by both Metrolinx and ONTC (we knew this). I wonder if we’ll see GO railcars painted blue and used on the future Northlander, or if we will see Metrolinx operating the service itself.