News

One step forward, two steps back for E&N Rail Trail

Just as the E&N Rail Trail celebrated its new name, the Capital Regional District was forced to announce the indefinite closure of the trail due to forces beyond its control.

Last week, the CRD announced the trail will now be known as the Humpback Connector.

The regional trail project will eventually connect the Johnson Street Bridge to Humpback Road in Langford.

At this point, about 2.3 kilometres of trail have already been paved, running alongside the railroad tracks between Admirals Road in Esquimalt and Wilson Street in Vic West. Soon, the paving will continue to Esquimalt Road.

While pedestrians have already been using this section of the trail for weeks, the pathway remains officially closed.

That’s because upgrades haven’t been made at five intersections, including rail signals and pedestrian crossings.

These upgrades are on hold until the future of the railway is determined by the rail operator, according to the CRD.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

NDP blasts lottery corporation spending
 
Paramedics get tools to fight PTSD
 
Vic High edges Reynolds in junior boys hoop action
Family of hit-and-run victim makes emotional public appeal w/video
 
Blues that go for the jugular
 
Charges laid in fatal hit-and-run
2014 Sail Past a success
 
Village Voices add holiday cheer at Qualicum Foods
 
Regional District of Nanaimo repairs sewage pipe after storm

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.