Petitioners from all across Canada are asking the government to help get the Algoma Passenger Train back in service, according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes.

Hughes says the Algoma Passenger train has not been operating for almost three years, which has resulted in substantial hardships for the area’s residents, businesses, and communities.

Hughes added the economy in the Algoma district cannot afford the loss of train-related employment, its economic impact, and the safe, reliable access to the Algoma wilderness.

Hughes plans to present the petitions to the Minister of Transport to put the passenger train back in service.