Scotia Rail Development Society – Reports & Studies

The Scotia Rail Development Society is a not-for-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the revitalization of rail assets and resumption of fully operational rail service in Eastern Nova Scotia and beyond. The society has accumulated a large amount of information since its inception 2015. 

The Scotia Rail Development Society’s goal is threefold – to improve the economy of Eastern Nova Scotia and to address both environmental and safety concerns. They have provided the following documents.

For more information on the documents below, or to learn more about the Society, visit


Rail Study Highlights, Report, and Appendix, 2023Download
The Future of Rail in Eastern Atlantic Canada, 2020Download
Nova Scotia Railways ActDownload
Ministers Rail Advisory Committee Report, 2015Download
How Railways Can Be Part of Canada’s Climate Change Solution, 2016Download
Estimated Economic Impact of Proposed Container Terminal & Logistics Park, 2016Download
CBNS Rail Upgrade Final Report, 2017Download