Rail line through Lac-Mégantic could reopen by Thanksgiving

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LAC-MÉGANTIC, Quebec – The Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway may begin operating through Lac-Mégantic by the end of November, the Bangor Daily News reports. The railroad has also started to rehire workers let go after the July 6 derailment and fire destroyed much of the city's downtown.

The restoration of through service “will definitely increase revenue to the railroad systems in the U.S. and Canada,” railroad trustee Robert Keach tells the Daily News. “It will increase the revenue (generated by MMA) and the value of the entire railway system (owned by MMA) accordingly.”

Canadian authorities are still completing their inquiry into the derailment.

Earlier this month, regulators in Maine, where a significant portion of the MM&A's tracks are, released a report on rail safety in the state. The report, ordered by Gov. Paul R. LePage just three days after the Canadian derailment, indicates overall satisfaction with the level of rail safety on all operators in the state.
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