The Alberta government is moving forward with a master plan aimed to further connect the province through increased rail service.

Premier Danielle Smith was joined by Minister of Transportation and Economic Corridors, Devin Dreeshan, at Heritage Park in Calgary for the Monday afternoon announcement.

The six part plan to be developed includes commuter rail that would connect Calgary and Edmonton to their airports and surrounding communities, and a high speed regional rail line between the province’s two largest cities.

“A more densely populated province will need a mobility system that supports our growing population with a fast, safe, and reliable choice of transportation that also meets our goals of reducing emissions,” said Smith, adding that now is finally the time to move forward with expanding rail service.

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