Mayor Worried Rail Plan Just Election Driven

Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley ( file photo by Melanie Irwin)

Sarnia’s Mayor hopes Wednesday’s announcement of a high speed rail line between London and Toronto by the Ontario liberals isn’t just election driven.

In London Wednesday, Transportation Minister Glen Murray said the rail line would make 28 trips a day in each direction with four stops: Toronto, Pearson Airport, Kitchener-Waterloo and London.

Mike Bradley welcomes the plans but says there have been upwards of 20 reports about high speed rail along that corridor over the past two to three decades. If it really is going to happen he says places like Sarnia and Chatham-Kent must be included in the discussion.

At the news conference today Blackburn Radio’s Avery Moore says questions about further expansion of the proposed line to include Sarnia were deflected by the minister.