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2018-2019 Season Past Lecture:

Turbotrains, Jettrains and Beyond: High Speed Rail in Canada

January 2019Champlain Room, Ottawa City Hall, Heritage Building, Second Floor,  110 Laurier Ave. West

Speaker: Paul Langan Founder, High Speed Rail Canada

Mr. Langan started his advocacy career in Canadian passenger rail in 1991 when, trying to buy a CANRAIL pass at the railway station in Windsor Ontario, he was told by VIA Rail that Canadians could not buy the pass. After successfully fighting VIA Rail in federal court, VIA was forced to offer the pass to Canadians. This began Mr. Langan’s passion to improve passenger rail in Canada.

In 2008, Mr. Langan started the advocacy group High Speed Rail Canada to educate Canadians on high speed rail in Canada. It is acknowledged that High Speed Rail Canada is the single national resource on high speed rail information in Canada. Mr. Langan provided an entertaining presentation and discussion on the past, present and future as it relates to the possibility of high speed rail in Canada.


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