Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains (CAPT)

The Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains (CAPT) is a regional not-for-profit organization composed of a broad variety of interests, including individuals, municipalities, First Nations, tourism operators, recreationists, environmentalists, students, community economic development professionals and accessibility groups who recognize the significant social, economic, and environmental value of Northern Ontario’s passenger trains. Read more

CAPT is dedicated to preserving, restoring and enhancing passenger train service in the District of Algoma as well as the adjacent districts around Hearst and Sudbury, particularly along the Algoma rail lines from Hearst to Sault Ste. Marie and from Sault Ste. Marie to Sudbury and North Bay with connections to service to Toronto and Ottawa.

CAPT belongs to the Northern and Eastern Ontario Rail Network (NEORN) (www.neorn.ca).  NEORN is a network of rail advocacy groups and stakeholders from across Northern and Eastern Ontario dedicated to the promotion of passenger and freight rail service throughout the region consistent with The Growth Plan for Northern Ontario. Unified through NEORN and connected with Transport Action Ontario (TAO), CAPT is better able to identify and articulate to policy makers the passenger rail needs of the citizens in all of our communities.

CAPT also conducts community based action research on rail and helps to organize train events such as the Group of Seven/Glenn Gould Train Event and the Searchmont Polar Express.

For more about CAPT, visit their website: www.captrains.ca and www.groupofseventrainevent.ca; and the Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains facebook page.