I was much more upset when they lifted the tracks in Chelsea and demolished the old Wakefield train cars.People fear once the rails are gone, they will never return.
That bridge has not been used for passenger trains for at least 30 years. I don't see an unused railway track for that length of time to be a big loss, when local authorities are already planning to use another nearby bridge for rail transit. The Moose plan was never credible. As an Ottawa resident, unless there is a compelling reason to use that bridge for rail transit, I am just as happy to see the bridge used for an alternate purpose.
Once track is laid on the Portage bridge, any trains coming from the Quebec side will use it.