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CP Rail Begins Removing Tracks From Arbutus Corridor

Following the City of Vancouver agreeing to purchase the Arbutus Corridor for $55 million, CP Rail crews will begin to remove tracks along the corridor this week.

The once upon a time transport corridor measures in at nine kilometres from False Creek near downtown to Marpole.

According to the city, work will begin at the False Creek end and move south. It’s estimated that crews will remove about 1 kilometre of rails per week.

It won’t be until the end of 2016 for the project to be complete however as crews will still have to remove additional materials following the rails.

Despite it being 15 years since trains last used the tracks, the corridor has been the centre of debate between the City of Vancouver and CP Rail for quite some time.

Once the corridor is cleared, the city plans to use the space for a new pedestrian greenway.
Photo: Heather Harvey / Flickr

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