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Northlander at Englehart railway station
|System||Ontario Northland Railway|
|Termini||Toronto Union Station
|Closed||September 28, 2012|
|Operator(s)||Ontario Northland Railway|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
In March 2012, the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission announced plans to discontinue the Northlander and replace it with bus service (Routes 1 and 2). The final train ran on September 28, 2012.
The Northlander operated 6 days per week year-round in both directions and connected Cochrane with Toronto. The train typically consisted of one engine, an auxiliary power unit, two coaches and a cafeteria lounge car.
The Northlander made scheduled stops at the following stations:
|↓↓↓↓||CITY / TOWN||↑↑↑↑||NOTES|
|08:40||DP||Toronto (Union Station)||AR||19:15||Connections to Via Rail, GO Transit & Amtrak|
|10:25||Washago||16:30||Connections to Via Rail|
|13:50||AR||North Bay||DP||13:35||Connections to Greyhound Canada|
|19:25||AR||Cochrane||DP||08:00||Connections to Polar Bear Express|
- Service to Barrie and Orillia Ontario ended in 1996 when the Northlander was rerouted to the Bala subdivision when that section of the Newmarket subdivision was abandoned and torn out by the Canadian National Railway.
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