One would think if any party in power would be open to investing and restoring the line it would be the NDP or the Greens but that appears not to be the case here.
Rob Shaw: Premier says E&N rail unlikely to restart, despite close proximity to new Langford university campusB.C. Premier John Horgan says he's not confident rail service will get back up and running on Vancouver Island, as a court-imposed deadline to make a decision approaches.www.cheknews.ca
Irrespective of the merits for restored freight/passenger service across the Island, the Victoria area needs some form of mass transit and/or commuter rail options. While that corridor could form part of the solution, there are other options; but none are cheap, and governments everywhere need to stop making excuses for deferring necessary investments.