Train Station Restoration Underway

ILLUSTRATION: ROGER KEMBLE

Phase one of the restoration of the E&N Train Station on Selby Street has begun. This is a $2.3 million project the first phase of which will lift the existing building to place it on a proper foundation and complete the framing and excavation work. There is a commercial tenant in place with plans for an Irish pub style restaurant. The station itself as well as the rail bed that extends north to the Comox Valley, west to Port Alberni and south into downtown Victoria is owned by the Island Corridor Foundation. The provincial  government has funded on ongoing $500,000 study of the future viability of rail — transit and freight — on Vancouver Island.

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