Order Varying Certain National Transportation Agency Orders Respecting Railway Companies

SOR/89-488

CANADA TRANSPORTATION ACT

Registration 1989-10-04

Order Varying Certain National Transportation Agency Orders Respecting Railway Companies

P.C. 1989-1974 1989-10-04

Whereas the orders referred to in Schedules I to VII were made by the Railway Transport Committee of the Canadian Transport Commission as it existed on the day immediately before the coming into force of section 272 of the National Transportation Act, 1987Footnote *;

Whereas, pursuant to subsection 272(7) of the said Act, orders made by the Canadian Transport Commission continue in force as if the orders were made by the National Transportation Agency;

And Whereas, pursuant to section 64 of the said Act, the Governor in Council may, on the Governor in Council’s own motion, vary any orders of the National Transportation Agency.

Therefore, Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Transport, pursuant to section 64 of the National Transportation Act, 1987Footnote *, is pleased hereby to vary the National Transportation Agency orders referred to in Schedules I to VII in the manner set out in those schedules, effective January 15, 1990.

SCHEDULE IPassenger Train Service Order

  • 1 Sections 2 and 3 of Order No. R-38000 of April 29, 1985 are revoked and the following substituted therefor:

    • “2 The trains capable of carrying passengers and operating over the route segments listed in the schedules of the Appendix to this Order comprise “passenger-train services” for the purposes of sections 265 to 270 of the Railway Act and these services are provided, solely or jointly with other railway companies, by the following railway companies:

      • (a) Schedule I, VIA Rail Canada Inc.;

      • (b) Schedule II, Canadian National Railway Company;

      • (c) Schedule III, Algoma Central Railway;

      • (d) Schedule V, The White Pass and Yukon Corporation Limited; and

      • (e) Schedule VI, Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway Inc.”

  • 2 All that portion of the Appendix to the said Order preceding Schedule II thereof is revoked and the following substituted therefor:

    “APPENDIX TO ORDER NO. R-38000/APPENDICE DE L’ORDONNANCE No R-38000Schedule I/Tableau I

    Via Rail Canada Inc.

    TRACK OWNED BY/ PROPRIÉTAIRE DE LA VOIE

    MINIMUM FREQUENCY PER WEEK

    (EACH DIRECTION)/

    FRÉQUENCE MINIMUM PAR SEMAINE

    (CHAQUE DIRECTION)

    SEGMENT/TRONÇON

    Normal/

    Normale

    Peak/

    Pointe

    NOTES
    Halifax-TruroCN66
    Truro-AmherstCN66
    Amherst-MonctonCN66
    Moncton-CampbelltonCN33
    Campbellton-MatapédiaCN33
    Gaspé-MatapédiaCN33
    Matapédia-Mont-JoliCN66
    Mont-Joli-CharnyCN66
    Sainte-Foy-CharnyCN1414
    Charny-Saint-HyacintheCN2727
    Moncton-Saint JohnCN33
    Saint John-Fredericton JunctionCP33
    Fredericton Junction-SherbrookeCP33
    Sherbrooke-Saint-HyacintheCN33
    Saint-Hyacinthe-MontréalCN2828
    Montréal-Hervey Jct.CN66
    Hervey Jct.-SenneterreCN33
    Senneterre-CochraneCN33
    Hervey-Rivière-à-PierreCN33
    Rivière-à-Pierre-ChambordCN33
    Chambord-JonquièreCN33
    Montréal-OttawaCN21-2221-22Westward-eastward (via Alexandria)/en direction ouest-en direction est (via Alexandria)
    Montréal-BrockvilleCN3535
    Ottawa-Smith FallsCN1919
    Smith Falls-BrockvilleCP1919
    Brockville-KingstonCN3535
    Kingston-TorontoCN3535
    Toronto-HamiltonCN1414
    Hamilton-Niagara FallsCN1414
    Toronto-London (via Brantford)CN3030
    London-WindsorCN2828
    London-SarniaCN1414
    Toronto-StratfordCN1414
    Stratford-LondonCN1414
    Sudbury-White RiverCP33
    Toronto-BarrieCN33
    Barrie-WashagoCN33
    Washago-South ParryCN33
    South Parry-CapreolCN33
    Capreol-HornepayneCN33
    Hornepayne-NakinaCN33
    Nakina-ArmstrongCN33
    Armstrong-Sioux LookoutCN33
    Sioux Lookout-FarlaneCN33
    Farlane-WinnipegCN33
    Winnipeg-SaskatoonCN33
    Saskatoon-EdmontonCN33
    Edmonton-JasperCN33
    Jasper-Kamloops Jct.CN33
    Kamloops Jct.-VancouverCN33CP, Matsqui-Sapperton
    Winnipeg-DauphinCN33
    Dauphin-Hudson Bay (via Reserve)CN33
    Hudson Bay-The PasCN33
    The Pas-WabowdenCN33
    Wabowden-SipiweskCN44
    Sipiwesk-ThompsonCN66
    Sipiwesk-GillamCN44
    Gillam-ChurchillCN44
    The Pas-Lynn LakeCN33
    Jasper-Prince RupertCN33

SCHEDULE IIMontréal-Québec via Drummondville and via Trois-Rivières; Montréal-Ottawa;  Montréal-Toronto; Kingston-Toronto; Ottawa-Toronto; Toronto-Stratford; Toronto-Sarnia; Toronto-London  via Stratford; Toronto-London via Brantford; Toronto-Windsor; and Toronto-Niagara Falls

  • 1 Section 2 of Order No. R-41255 of November 12, 1987 is revoked and the following substituted therefor:

      • “2 (1) VIA Rail Canada Inc., CN and CP shall not discontinue the operation of the following passenger-train services:

        • (a) the Montréal-Québec via Drummondville portion of the Montréal-Québec via Drummondville and via Trois-Rivières service;

        • (b) Montréal-Ottawa;

        • (c) Montréal-Toronto;

        • (d) Ottawa-Toronto;

        • (e) Toronto-Sarnia;

        • (f) Toronto-Windsor; and

        • (g) Toronto-Niagara Falls.

      • (2) Via Rail Canada Inc., CN and CP shall discontinue the operation of the following passenger-train services effective January 15, 1990:

        • (a) the Montréal-Québec via Trois-Rivières portion of the Montréal-Québec via Drummondville and via Trois-Rivières service;

        • (b) Kingston-Toronto;

        • (c) Toronto-Stratford;

        • (d) Toronto-London via Stratford; and

        • (e) Toronto-London via Brantford.”

SCHEDULE IIIHalifax-Yarmouth; Halifax-Saint John; Halifax-Montréal; Moncton-Montréal; Gaspé-Montréal; Jonquière-Montréal; Montréal-Cochrane; Montréal/Toronto-Vancouver;  Capreol-Winnipeg;Sudbury-White River; and Winnipeg-Churchill

  • 1 Section 2 of Order No. R-39638 of August 6, 1986 as amended by Order No. 1988-R-398 of April 29, 1988, is revoked and the following substituted therefor:

      • “2 (1) VIA Rail Canada Inc., CN and CP shall not discontinue the operation of the following passenger-train services:

        • (a) Halifax-Montréal;

        • (b) Moncton-Montréal;

        • (c) Gaspé-Montréal;

        • (d) Jonquière-Montréal;

        • (e) Montréal-Cochrane;

        • (f) the Toronto-Sudbury portion of the Montréal/Toronto-Vancouver service;

        • (g) Capreol-Winnipeg;

        • (h) Sudbury-White River; and

        • (i) Winnipeg-Churchill.

      • (2) VIA Rail Canada Inc., CN and CP shall discontinue the operation of the following passenger-train services effective January 15, 1990:

        • (a) Halifax-Yarmouth;

        • (b) Halifax-Saint John; and

        • (c) the Montréal-Ottawa, Ottawa-North Bay, North Bay-Sudbury, Sudbury-White River, White River-Thunder Bay, Thunder Bay-Winnipeg, Winnipeg-Regina, Regina-Calgary, Calgary-Kamloops, and Kamloops-Vancouver segments of the Montréal/Toronto-Vancouver service.

      • (3) VIA Rail Canada Inc. and CN shall extend the Moncton-Montréal passenger-train service to Moncton-Halifax effective January 15, 1990.”

SCHEDULE IVMatapédia-Gaspé and Sydney-Truro-Halifax

  • 1 Section 1 in respect of Canadian National Railways of Order No. R-24328 of February 4, 1977, as amended by Order Nos. R-28953 and R-28954 of June 28, 1979 and Order in Council P.C. 1981-2171 of August 6, 1981Footnote 1, is revoked and the following substituted therefor:

    • “1 Canadian National Railways and VIA Rail Canada Inc. shall discontinue the following passenger-train services effective January 15, 1990:

      • (a) Matapédia-Gaspé; and

      • (b) Sydney-Truro-Halifax.”

SCHEDULE VToronto-North Bay-Kapuskasing

  • 1 Section 1 of Order No. R-41065 of August 28, 1987 is revoked and the following substituted therefor:

    • “1 VIA Rail Canada Inc. and CN shall discontinue operation of the passenger-train service Toronto-North Bay-Kapuskasing effective January 15, 1990.”

SCHEDULE VIWinnipeg-Edmonton-Vancouver

  • 1 Section 1 of Order No. R-36619 of May 3, 1984 is revoked and the following substituted therefor:

    • “1 The Applicant shall, effective January 15, 1990, discontinue the Winnipeg-Regina passenger-train service.”

  • 2 Section 3 of the said Order is revoked and the following substituted therefor:

    • “3 The Applicant shall, effective January 15, 1990, reduce the frequency of the Winnipeg-Saskatoon via Melville passenger-train service to three times per week in each direction.”

SCHEDULE VII[Repealed, SOR/90-76]

P.C. 1990-21  11 January, 1990 (SOR/90-76)

Whereas the Railway Transport Committee of the Canadian Transport Commission, pursuant to Order No. R-36539 of April 11, 1984, ordered Canadian Pacific Limited (Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Company) and VIA Rail Canada Incorporated not to discontinue the operation of the passenger-train service;

Whereas, pursuant to subsection 272(7) of the National Transportation Act, 1987Footnote *, orders made by the Canadian Transport Commission before the coming into force of section 272 of the said Act continue in force as if the orders were made by the National Transportation Agency;

Whereas Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, by Order in Council P.C. 1989-1974 of October 4, 1989Footnote **, varied National Transportation Agency Order No. R-36539 of April 11, 1984 in order to discontinue the operation of the Victoria-Courtenay passenger-train service effective January 15, 1990;

Whereas, by way of petition brought by the Attorney General of British Columbia seeking a declaration that Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada has a perpetual obligation to maintain passenger and freight rail service on the line of railway known as the Esquimalt and Nanaimo railway line operated by VIA Rail Canada Incorporated on behalf of Canadian Pacific Limited between Victoria and Courtenay, the Supreme Court of British Columbia declared on December 28, 1989 that Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada has perpetual obligation to Her Majesty the Queen in right of the Province of British Columbia to ensure that passenger and freight rail service is maintained over that part of the Esquimalt and Nanaimo railway line between Victoria and Nanaimo;

Whereas the Attorney General of Canada has given notice to the Attorney General of British Columbia of the intention to appeal the declaration made on December 28, 1989 by the Supreme Court of British Columbia to the Supreme Court of Canada;

And Whereas, pursuant to section 64 of the National Transportation Act, 1987Footnote *, the Governor in Council may, on the Governor in Council’s own motion, vary any orders of the National Transportation Agency;

Therefore, Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Transport, pursuant to section 64 of the National Transportation Act, 1987Footnote * is pleased hereby

  • (a) to revoke Schedule VII to Order in Council P.C. 1989-1974 of October 4, 1989Footnote **; and

  • (b) to vary National Transportation Agency Order No. R-36539 of April 11, 1984, effective January 15, 1990 until a subsequent order is made following the completion of the appeal process through the courts, by revoking the last clause thereof and substituting therefor the following:

    • “1 Canadian Pacific Limited, on behalf of the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Company, and VIA Rail Canada Incorporated to continue the operation of the Victoria-Nanaimo portion of the Victoria-Courtenay passenger-train service, effective January 15, 1990, in accordance with the following:

      VIA Rail Canada Inc.

      Minimum Frequency Per Week (Each Direction)

      SegmentTrack owned byNormalPeak
      Victoria-NanaimoEN66
    • 2 Canadian Pacific Limited, on behalf of the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Company, and VIA Rail Canada Incorporated to discontinue the operation of the Nanaimo-Courtenay portion of the Victoria-Courtenay passenger-train service, effective January 15, 1990.”

P.C. 1994-2106  14 December, 1994  (SOR/94-788)

Whereas Order No. R-38000 of April 29, 1985 and Order No. R-39638 of August 6, 1986 were made by the Railway Transport Committee of the Canadian Transport Commission as it existed on the day immediately before the coming into force of section 272 of the National Transportation Act, 1987Footnote *;

Whereas, pursuant to subsection 272(7) of that Act, orders made by the Canadian Transport Commission continue in force as if the orders were made by the National Transportation Agency;

Whereas the abandonment of the Canadian Atlantic Railway, on January 1, 1995, requires variance of Order No. R-38000 of April 29, 1985 and Order No. R-39638 of August 6, 1986 to effect changes to VIA Rail Canada Inc.’s eastern transcontinental services;

And Whereas, pursuant to section 64 of the National Transportation Act, 1987Footnote *, the Governor in Council may, on the Governor in Council’s own motion, vary any order of the National Transportation Agency;

Therefore, His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Transport, pursuant to section 64 of the National Transportation Act, 1987Footnote *, is pleased hereby to vary, effective December 17, 1994, Order No. R-38000 of April 29, 1985 and Order No. R-39638 of August 6, 1986 of the National Transportation Agency, in accordance with the schedule hereto.

SCHEDULE

  • 1 Schedule IFootnote 1, Group I, of the Appendix to Order No. R-38000 of April 29, 1985, as amended by Order in Council P.C. 1989-1974 of October 4, 1989, is replaced by the following:

    SCHEDULE/TABLEAU : IGroup/Groupe : I

    Via Rail Canada Inc.

    MINIMUM FREQUENCY PER WEEK

    (EACH DIRECTION)

    FRÉQUENCE MINIMUM PAR SEMAINE

    (CHAQUE DIRECTION)

    SEGMENT - TRONÇONTRACK OWNED BY - PROP. DE LA VOIENormal - NormalePeak - Pointe
    101Halifax-TruroCN66
    104Truro-AmherstCN66
    105Amherst-MonctonCN66
    107Moncton-CampbelltonCN66
    108Campbellton-MatapédiaCN66
    109Gaspé-MatapédiaCN33
    110Matapédia-Mont-JoliCN66
    111Mont-Joli-CharnyCN66
    112Sainte-Foy-CharnyCN2525
    113Charny-Saint-HyacintheCN3131
    118Saint-Hyacinthe-MontréalCN3131
  • 2 Section 2Footnote 1 of Order No. R-39638 of August 6, 1986, as amended by Order No. 1988-R-398 of April 29, 1988 and Order in Council P.C. 1989-1974 of October 4, 1989, is replaced by the following:

      • 2 (1) VIA Rail Canada Inc., CN and CP shall not discontinue the operation of the following passenger-train services:

        • (a) Moncton-Montreal;

        • (b) Gaspé-Montreal;

        • (c) Jonquière-Montreal;

        • (d) Montreal-Cochrane;

        • (e) the Toronto-Sudbury portion of the Montreal/Toronto-Vancouver service;

        • (f) Capreol-Winnipeg;

        • (g) Sudbury-White River; and

        • (h) Winnipeg-Churchill.

      • (2) VIA Rail Canada Inc., CN and CP shall discontinue the operation of the following passenger-train services effective January 15, 1990:

        • (a) Halifax-Yarmouth;

        • (b) Halifax-Saint John; and

        • (c) the Montreal-Ottawa, Ottawa-North Bay, North Bay-Sudbury, Sudbury-White River, White River-Thunder Bay, Thunder Bay-Winnipeg, Winnipeg-Regina, Regina-Calgary, Calgary-Kamloops, and Kamloops-Vancouver segments of the Montreal/Toronto-Vancouver service.

      • (3) VIA Rail Canada Inc. and CN shall extend the Moncton-Montreal passenger-train service to Moncton-Halifax effective January 15, 1990.

      • (4) VIA Rail Canada Inc. and CP shall discontinue the operation of the Halifax-Montreal passenger-train service via Saint John effective December 17, 1994.

      • (5) VIA Rail Canada Inc. shall operate the Gaspé-Montreal and the remaining Halifax-Montreal passenger-train services as a joint passenger-train service between Montreal and Matapédia.

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