Besides, there are studies that examine the need to increase passenger traffic of VIA Rail (Renfe’s equivalent in Canada), especially in corridors as the Quebec-Windsor, on key sections such as the Montreal/Ottawa/Toronto. Also, they want to reduce the travel times in other routes in the country.
In order to take forward these initiatives, the Federal Government has approved the plan "Building Canada", in force from 2007 to 2014, which devotes a large public investment, valued at 27. 574 million euros, to improve infrastructure.
High speed: Corridors with future prospects
In terms of high speed, Canada, who doesn’t count yet with any network of these characteristics, analyses several axes for the future, largely to cover the north-south routes and connect with major cities around the United States: Vancouver-Seattle, Toronto-Chicago and Montreal-Boston and New York. In addition, internal branches are being studied such as the Quebec-Windsor or the Calgary-Edmonton.
With this new branch office, MAFEX aims to boost the presence of Spanish companies in two countries where there are large business and growth prospects for the Spanish railway industry. Also, the working agenda will give the opportunity to know more closely the peculiarities and characteristics of financing and collaborating in public-private partnership projects in the U.S. and Canada.