High Frequency Rail.
World-class transportation infrastructure that puts people first, and redefines the way we live, work and play.
To deliver an enhanced passenger experience that would provide more frequent, faster and more reliable service on modern accessible trains with improved operational performance in Canada’s most densely populated region, the Government of Canada is advancing the High Frequency Rail (HFR) project, covering Toronto, Peterborough, Ottawa, Montréal, Trois-Rivières and Québec City. This modern, mostly electrified network would include mainly new and dedicated track and extend over 1,000 KM. It would provide greater economic vitality for the route’s cities and communities and offer greater lifestyle choices to the people who live, work and play in them.
HFR has the potential to become an emblem of sustainable and accessible transportation in the 21st century, shaping the future of our country for decades to come.
Eco-Friendly, Growth-Friendly and People-Friendly.
Increasing the separation of passenger and freight rail operations, HFR would deliver an enhanced passenger experience by providing more frequent, faster and reliable service on modern accessible and greener trains with an improved operational performance.
This year, the Government of Canada took the first major step in supporting the procurement phase for the HFR project by issuing a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI). This built on work completed by the HFR Project Team to facilitate and oversee the pre-procurement, planning, due diligence and de-risking activities necessary to establish HFR.
More Connections. Bringing people closer together in time.
HFR would connect Canada’s two most populous regions, making it easier to travel to major cities and better connecting you to workplaces, businesses, cultural institutions, universities and colleges. HFR also has the potential to connect you to major transportation infrastructure, including airports and public transit systems in Toronto, Montréal, Ottawa and Québec City.