Alliance of municipalities together with Lac-Mégantic name for rail security plan

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An alliance of municipalities within the Montérégie and Easter Townships need to create a feasibility examine inspecting methods to enhance rail security of their areas.

The announcement was made Monday throughout a memorial ceremony commemorating the seventh anniversary of the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster that took 47 lives and devastated the city in 2013.


The Alliance du hall ferroviaire Estrie-Montérégie (ACFEM) is in search of monetary help for the examine from the provincial transport ministry. The examine can be carried out by officers within the metropolis of Sherbrooke.

The Alliance mentioned that Canadian Pacific may assign its specialists to contribute to the examine.

Lac-Mégantic Mayor Julie Morin has mentioned that because the tragedy ravaged her city, municipalities crossed by rail traces have sought to extend safety.


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