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Federal government investing $4.2 million in southern Alberta rail network

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The federal government announcing $4.2-million to improve components of southern Alberta’s rail network.

The project involves upgrading Forty Mile’s Transload Facility at Foremost as well as improving the Cardston Subdivision line.

The existing infrastructure restricts the number of cars that can be moved on the rail line to 25 cars at a time, which reduces capacity and efficiency.

Officials say improvements will boost the line’s annual number of agricultural carloads for export from 263 last year to 4,000 in the short-term and 15,000 in the long-term.

The project is also expected to create about 95 jobs during construction.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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