TSHIUETIN RAIL TRANSPORTATION–A
Sept-Îles, December 15, 2004. Tshiuetin Rail
Transportation, the first ever railway owned by
Aboriginal people–"the Montagnais" from Uashat mak
Mani-Utenam and Matimekoch/Lac John as well as "the Naskapis" from Kawawachicamach–will launch its operations
December 1, 2005.
Tshiuetin Rail Transportation is determined to offer its
customers high quality services. “We want to provide up
to two safe and comfortable passenger train services per
week. To meet this objective, we purchased new equipment,
improved safety measures and ensured compliance with
Increased media coverage of the new company will help
the public better understand what Tshiuetin Rail
Transport really stands for. “The train will reflect the
people who use it, as well as the people who work for
it. Aboriginal people are proud of their culture and
heritage. I have no doubt they will do their best to
ensure the efficient operation of the company–their
“This large project will be an important new asset for
the First Nations, while benefiting the regional economy.
This represents an added value for Tshiuetin Rail
Transportation’s key objective, which is to provide the
population of Schefferville with a rail service
respectful of Amerindian culture”.