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Amtrak Debuts New National Network Locomotives Servicing The Empire Builder and Montana

A new project is aiming to bring Albertans a little closer together with a new, regional rail network | February 2, 2022


Effort seeks to revive Edmonton-Calgary passenger service | January 31, 2022


A new push for Calgary to Edmonton rail line | January 28, 2022

Alberta Regional Rail proposes passenger train line across province (

Alberta Railroad proposes a province-wide passenger train line-Lethbridge | January 21, 2022

Proposed regional rail service could link Lethbridge with other Alberta cities | January 21, 2022

Alberta Regional Rail proposes passenger train line across province | January 20, 2022

Ballard Fuel Cells to Power Expansion of Canadian Pacific Hydrogen Locomotive Program | January 19, 2021

Parks Canada reviewing draft area redevelopment plan for Banff train station lands | January 19, 2022

CP Earns Spot on Sustainable Corporation Index | January 19, 2022

Parallel Testing Autonomous Battery-Electric Freight Cars | January 19, 2022

Delegation From Alberta Regional Rail Makes Presentation To Olds Council | January 18, 2022

Meeting aims to get Helena 'on board' for passenger rail

BHP Group Orders Battery-Electric Locomotives From Wabtec | January 18, 2022

Interesting overview of 24 hours of train movement in the Netherlands | January 18, 2022

Transit Oriented design plan in Toronto planned for the West Don Lands | January 17, 2022


Innisfail set to hear plan for passenger rail service | January 14, 2022

Deep Seattle Light Rail Stations, Other ST3 Details Emerging Ahead of Draft Plan Release | January 14, 2022

Alberta Regional Rail Inc. exploring future service to communities like Grande Prairie | January 13, 2022

Amtrak's Florida Network service expansion will generate a $338 million annual impact | January 13, 2022

Metrolink Joins CRC | January 11, 2022

Proposed Amtrak route to Atlanta contains East Texas stops | January 10, 2022

Cross-border rail tunnel passenger service moves step closer | January 7, 2022

Bowden council supports passenger rail service | January 6, 2022

CN Issues Sustainability Report | January 3, 2022

News Wire Top 10, No. 6: Battery-electric and hydrogen locomotives | December 27, 2021

Swan Song for NYCT ‘Brightliners’ | Deceber 27, 2021

IDU - Why do we want to go to Mars? | December 20, 2021

Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions has successful holiday season with Polar Express | December 20, 2021

Gardner to Succeed Flynn as Amtrak Leader | December 15,2021

Canmore looking for answers on Calgary-Banff passenger rail proposal | December 14, 2021

BNSF, Caterpillar, Chevron to Pilot Hydrogen-Powered Locomotive | December 14, 2021

Amtrak Releases FY2021 Results | December 14, 2021

Transit hub a key stop on the proposed Calgary-Banff passenger rail line | December 13, 2021

Alberta Regional Railway on track to negotiate right of way access | December 10 2021

Leduc residents could one day reach Edmonton or Calgary by train | December 10 2021 

Will New Orleans-Baton Rouge Passenger Rail Service Return? | December 9, 2021

Calgary to Banff passenger rail costs increase to $1.5 billion | December 8, 2021

Leong: Much of Canada left on slow track for passenger rail renewal | December 7, 2021

Getting passenger rail on track poses steep challenges in BC| December 2, 2021

Investment firm purchases White Pass rail | November 19, 2021

Evacuation train departs Hope, bound for Vancouver with 200 passengers | November 18th

This 'Winter Magic' Train Ride Takes You Through Canada's Snowy Wilderness in 9 Epic Days | November 13, 2021

Infrastructure bill boosts regional effort to restore passenger rail to southern MT | November 9, 2021

Passenger rail to return to Timmins | November 5, 2021

ERA provides grant for CP’s hydrogen locomotive programme | November 2, 2021

Canadian Pacific expands Hydrogen Locomotive Program to include additional locomotives, fueling stations with Emissions Reduction Alberta grant | November 1, 2021

Canadian Pacific Railway - Shovel-Ready Challenge Recipient | November 1, 2021

Craft Beer Train Ride | Southern Prairie Railway | October 2021

Brightline West Project Advancing in California | October 22, 2021

GO Trains Head For London, Starting October 18 | September 16, 2021

Meet the U.S. Tourists Who Only Travel by Train | September 7, 2021

High-performance rail service is a solid intercity solution for Canada | August 16, 2021

Alberta Regional Passenger Rail Travel System - | August 12 2021

Alberta Regional Railway on track to negotiate right of way access | August 12, 2021

$40 million Churchill railway upgrade applauded by Northern communities | August 7, 2021

The next stop: Transit tops priority lists as cities look beyond pandemic | August 4, 2021

Ottawa to explore better passenger rail service in southwestern Ontario | July 21, 2021

ALBERTASummer Vacation Idea – Central Alberta’s collection of Train stations preserved along the Highway 56 Corridor | July 15, 2021

Aecom, EllisDon revive $9bn high-speed railway scheme for Alberta | July 9, 2021

High-frequency rail would benefit Kingston, Queen's expert says | July 8, 2021

Rocky Mountaineer Makes 2021 Debut: TravelPulse Canada On the Scene | July 7 2021


Tourism operators to Albertans: 'We could really use some visitors' | June 23, 2021

Canadian National announces more capex: C$445 million in Alberta and C$15 million in New Brunswick | June 22, 2021

Canada Invests C$1.9B for Trade Corridor Projects | July 13, 2021

The Canadian Northern Railway’s legacy at Big Valley, Alberta | June 11, 2021

Don't want to miss the next train: northern Ontario towns lobby province to shape passenger rail plans | June 7, 2021

Via Rail’s new plan is bold but can be even better | July 7, 2021

Northern Ontario passenger rail service to include 13-stop route from Toronto | May 25, 2021

How the CPR Changed Our City's Future: Remember This Calgary | March 22, 2021

ALBERTAHow the Railroads Shaped Red Deer | February 24, 2021 

White Pass & Yukon Route upgrades its locomotives | March 16, 2020

Economic Development Plan for City of Kent Washington | July 2014

A New Alignment: Strengthening America’s Commitment to Passenger Rail | March 1, 2013

Video of Old School travel in downtown Calgary | 1925

Alberta Regional Railway Travel System

Passenger Rail Investment in Alberta brings us all together.


Airdrie, Alberta (  - Alberta Regional Rail (ARR) ‘s Wild Rose Passenger Rail Travel System is a designed and costed plan that can be implemented as a "shovel ready" project. The travel system build out can commence within three years, linking bedroom communities to Calgary, Red Deer and Edmonton. Alternative Hyper-Loop and High Speed rail proposals require acquisition of a new right of way and utility corridor which likely will take decades to be fully functional. Alberta Regional Rail uses passenger rail cars and technology that is "off the shelf" and available now, funding would be sourced and provided through a Public Private Partnership model.

Alberta Regional Rail offers residents an alternative form of transportation to single occupancy vehicles. The travel system will allow municipalities to schedule their respective transit services to the arrival of the train in the heart of the city.


A travel system integrating regional rail and local bus service enables residents to live in Penhold and work in Ponoka, continue education in agriculture at Olds College and sprinkle in arts courses as electives from Red Deer College, attend medical specialist appointments, visit family and friends, go to a game, or just get out and about to enjoy the cultural and historic areas of the corridor, without the stress of driving on the QE2 especially in winter.


Building a travel system incorporating passenger rail removes cars and congestion along the QE 2 freeway. Environmental benefits include reduced emissions not just from the reduced number of vehicles, but also from the motive power of the trains that may use hydrogen fuel cells and battery technology.


The population of the Calgary to Edmonton corridor is only expected to increase. The alternative to building Alberta Regional Rail would be to add more lanes of traffic to the QE2 and build more roads. This course of action will come at a significant environmental, social and economic cost. The four lane Calgary Ring Road is estimated to cost $30 million per km, double tracking the existing Canadian Pacific Right of Way costs mo more than $7 million per km, and a twinned railway line has a greater capacity than a 4-lane highway.


“The passenger rail travel system costs less than a quarter of the cost of building out equivalent capacity highways, and the initial passenger rail service can be established cost effectively on the existing rail infrastructure”, says Thomas Fryer, Chief Engineer of the project.


“Alberta Regional Rail ‘s Wild Rose Travel System provides substantial economic, environmental and social benefits, and it is a "shovel ready" project that can be implemented in a relatively short period of time.” confirms Vern Raincock, Director of Global Sourcing.

Charles Adler and the Corus Entertainment invited Alberta Regional Rail to discuss the Hyper-Loop, our Alberta Passenger Rail #green alternative and #CanadianCommonSense .


About ARR


An integrated travel system offering residents and visitors within the Calgary to Edmonton corridor, links to Local Transit and Alberta’s international airports via an affordable regional rail network. The scenery is superb en route and the regional rail network stops at communities that offer cool attractions, entertainment, and hospitality options.

PO Box 70065 Creekside RPO, Airdrie, AB, T4B 0V9

+1 587-503-5555

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