May 15, 2015

The Quebec government (Transports Quebec) becomes the owner of the Matapedia to Gaspe railroad.

The former owner of the line the Gaspesie Railway Society remains the operator of the freight trains. Rail traffic is maintained on the Matapedia to Caplan section of the line. The section of the line between Caplan and Gaspe is put in a dormant state waiting for business opportunities.

Summer 2016

Asset maintenance work started in 2016. Change of 10,000 ties and spreading of 10,000 tons of ballast on the Matapedia to Caplan section.

May 5, 2017

The Quebec government (Transports Quebec) announces $100 million to repair the entire Matapedia to Gaspe railroad! Repairing the line is divided into three sections.

Section 1 Matapedia to Caplan 80 Miles

Section 2 Caplan to Port-Daniel-Gascons 44 Miles

Section 3 Port-Daniel-Gascons to Gaspe 78 Miles

Summer 2017

Change of 20,000 ties and spreading of 20,000 tons of ballast on the Matapedia to Caplan section. Replacement of the railroad bridge passing or the Kempt River in Restigouche South East.

Summer 2018

Change of 20,000 ties, spreading of 20,000 tons of ballast, and replacement of 3 Miles of Rails on the Matapedia to Caplan section.

August 16, 2018

The Quebec government (Transports Quebec) announces the start of asset maintenance work on the Caplan to Port-Daniel-Gascons section.

October 2018

Change of 10,000 ties on the Caplan to Port-Daniel-Gascons section.

November 2018

Grinding of the rail between Matapedia and New Richmond.

April 25, 2019

The Quebec government (Transports Quebec) announces the start of major bridge work on the Matapedia to Caplan section.

Summer 2019

Work in progress and planned for 2019.

Major project (bridges).

Construction of 2 new railroad bridges over the Cascapedia River in Cascapedia-Saint-Jules is expected to start.

Asset maintenance work.

Change of 20,000 ties, spreading of 12,000 tons of ballast, and other track maintenance work on the Matapedia to Caplan section.

Change of 30,000 ties on the Caplan to Port-Daniel-Gascons section.

Thanks to Anthony Bernard Prince for the information provided on this page.

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