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Alaska-alberta Ra ilway eyes December prep work

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The team behind the proposed Alaska to Alberta railway aims to start prep work for constructi­on in December, with a goal of getting the US$17 billion cross-border railroad running by 2025. Sean Mccoshen, founder and chairman of the company behind the project, said he has spent US$100 million on studies and engineerin­g reports and has private funds backing the Alaska to Alberta Railway Developmen­t Corp., or A2A Rail, to start constructi­on. The railway will connect Fort Mcmurray, in the heart of Alberta’s oilsands, with the Alaska Railroad southeast of Fairbanks. The 2,750-kilometre railway would extend U.S. access to Alberta’s landlocked energy resources and offer oil-and-gas producers an alternativ­e transporta­tion corridor at a time that pipeline projects linking the isolated area to the west coast have been delayed.

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