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Transport 2000 lists compelling reasons to bring back VIA service to the prairies:
* Passengers have lost the comfort, convenience and safety of rail travel to Winnipeg, Brandon, Moose Jaw, Regina, Swift Current, Calgary, Banff, Revelstoke and Vancouver.
* Before it was cancelled, this line had the highest ridership in Canada, averaging 80 percent full
* The taxes of prairie people are supporting passenger rail in "the Corridor" (Windsor to Quebec City), yet we have no service.
* Climate Change: Rail is two to three times more fuel efficient per passenger than the private car, six times better than air travel. Investment in rail service is …