High Frequency Rail.
World-class transportation infrastructure that puts people first.

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High Frequency Rail.

World-class transportation infrastructure that puts people first, and redefines the way we live, work and play.

To deliver an enhanced passenger experience that would provide more frequent, faster and more reliable service on modern accessible trains with improved operational performance in Canada’s most densely populated region, the Government of Canada is advancing the High Frequency Rail (HFR) project, covering Toronto, Peterborough, Ottawa, Montréal, Trois-Rivières and Québec City. This modern, mostly electrified network would include mainly new and dedicated track and extend over 1,000 KM. It would provide greater economic vitality for the route’s cities and communities and offer greater lifestyle choices to the people who live, work and play in them.

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A Game Changer.

HFR has the potential to deliver an enhanced passenger experience that would provide shorter travel times, more frequencies and improved on-time performance. HFR would support regional growth and economic development by providing new services to communities. It also has the potential to contribute to Canada reaching its greenhouse gas emission reduction targets by providing a greener rail system and cleaner travel option using electrified technology. It would be built according to high standards of social acceptability, with consultation for its design and construction among citizens, Indigenous peoples and landowners.

HFR has the potential to become an emblem of sustainable and accessible transportation in the 21st century, shaping the future of our country for decades to come. 

Eco-Friendly, Growth-Friendly and People-Friendly.

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Increasing the separation of passenger and freight rail operations, HFR would deliver an enhanced passenger experience by providing more frequent, faster and reliable service on modern accessible and greener trains with an improved operational performance.

What’s
Happening
Now?

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This year, the Government of Canada took the first major step in supporting the procurement phase for the HFR project by issuing a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI). This built on work completed by the HFR Project Team to facilitate and oversee the pre-procurement, planning, due diligence and de-risking activities necessary to establish HFR.

The Government of Canada has taken another step forward in the procurement process for High Frequency Rail (HFR) with the publication of a new information package to industry participants. This update outlines and responds to the feedback received through the Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI) process and is designed to maximize participation in the next phase of the procurement, the Request for Qualifications. During this phase and others, engagement and consultation with Indigenous Peoples and communities and key stakeholders continues.

More Connections. Bringing people closer together in time.

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HFR would connect Canada’s two most populous regions, making it easier to travel to major cities and better connecting you to workplaces, businesses, cultural institutions, universities and colleges. HFR also has the potential to connect you to major transportation infrastructure, including airports and public transit systems in Toronto, Montréal, Ottawa and Québec City.

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