As part of its ongoing modernization, VIA Rail Canada recently sought expressions of interest (EOI) from a number of potential investors to partner with VIA in the development of some four acres of its property in the area surrounding the Halifax train station.
Pre-qualified candidates from the EOI stage of the project will now be asked to make a formal proposal.
“We are seeking a partner that can work with us to leverage this important asset, which is currently under-utilized,” said VIA president and chief executive officer Marc Laliberté. “We are looking for a market-driven solution that will maximize service to our customers, pave the way for a future increase in our ridership and have a positive impact on the ongoing development of the greater Halifax region. The strength of the local economy and the success of recent developments in the port area and along Halifax’s waterfront tell us that the time is right to move forward with this initiative.”