Train to nowhere

Dear editor,

In Scott Stanfield’s Nov. 5 Train Service could return next year, he states that the E&N Railway expects to get $7.7 million from the federal government and has a commitment of $20.9 million from the CVRD.

What is the reason for this train? In the past I remember it as not aiding any commuter going to Victoria and back in a day.  What is it for? We have very flexible bus service from all of the North Island to Victoria every day.

The CVRD is looking for ways to participate in reducing its carbon footprint. One way would be to scrap this plan. Embrace the railway as a wonderful opportunity for another kind of tourism, hiking and biking with no greenhouse emissions.

I don’t know how much money it would take to have the railway become a trail put surely not the millions they are talking about for the railway.

Judith Sears

Comox Valley