New holiday pilot project allows Gaspe residents to take bus to Campbellton to catch train

Residents of the Gaspe peninsula will soon be able hop on a bus in order to catch a train in Campbellton.

Gaspe - Iles-de-la-Madeleine Intermunicipal Transport Board's Antoine Audet says the two week pilot project will run December 20th to January 4th and include ten round trips between the Gaspe and Campbellton.

Audet says the project will improve residents' mobility and increase VIA Rail's ridership.

If successful, he says the service could be made available during other peak travel periods such as the summer tourist season.

(with files from the Acadie-Nouvelle)