Coal Trucks on the Island Highway

 

"B train" coal truck

 

Large trucks like these with thousands of tonnes of coal could soon be travelling along the Island Highway if the Raven Coal project in the Comox Valley goes ahead as planned, without using trains. Can you imagine a truck like the one above going along the windy road to Port Alberni or to Duke Point?

It is estimated that one of these large trucks would come down the highway every 20 minutes resulting in heavy wear on our highways, costing taxpayers millions in repairs.

Concerned citizens have launched a petition at www.norailnocoal.ca to ask that the various levels of government make the required upgrades to the railway so that coal can be transported safely.