Arctic Gateway Group
The consortium's partnership agreement has a term of 99 years. CBC News reports that ownership of the partnership is split fifty-fifty between several private companies, and several local First nations. It reported that the two major private partners are "Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings and Saskatchewan-based grains company AGT Food and Ingredients."
According to Maclean's magazine, when first constructed, it was imagined that petroleum products, from Prairie deposits, could be shipped, by rail, to then be shipped by tanker to foreign markets. This idea has been abandoned.
On November 19, 2018, Al-Katib announced that freight service had begun, and that passenger service is expected to begin by the end of November.
On September 1, 2021, researchers described their efforts to predict floods of the right of way that have caused derailments in the past..
- "Railway to Churchill, Man., sold — repairs to begin 'immediately'". CBC News. 2018-08-31. Archived from the original on 2021-09-03. https://web.archive.org/web/20210903160036/https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/churchill-raiway-sale-omnitrax-1.4807450. Retrieved 2018-11-01. "The railway and the Port of Churchill have been purchased from Denver-based Omnitrax Inc. by Arctic Gateway Group Limited Partnership, a private-public partnership that includes Missinippi Rail Limited Partnership, Fairfax Financial Holdings and AGT Limited Partnership."
- Sean Kavanagh (2018-09-14). "Feds to spend $117M for Churchill railway sale, repairs". CBC News. Archived from the original on 2021-09-03. https://web.archive.org/web/20210903160147/https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/churchill-rail-repairs-sale-1.4823974. Retrieved 2018-11-01. "Of the announced funding, $74 million will be spent over the next three years to help cover the costs of buying and repairing the line and the port. The remaining $43 million will be spent over 10 years to pay for operations and to enhance the commercial viability of the line, the port and the tank farm."
- Cameron MacIntosh (2018-11-01). "Churchill residents rejoice as rail service gets back on track". CBC News. Archived from the original on 2021-09-03. https://web.archive.org/web/20210903160130/https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/churchill-rail-service-returns-november-1.4887333. Retrieved 2018-11-01. "Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement at the Port of Churchill this morning, as hundreds of residents gathered for a street party to celebrate the arrival last night of the first train into Churchill in 18 months."
- Erin Brohman (2018-09-05). "Warm reception in Churchill for new owners of port and railway". CBC News. Archived from the original on 2021-09-03. https://web.archive.org/web/20210903160044/https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/churchill-port-rail-owners-hudson-bay-line-1.4810683. Retrieved 2018-11-01. "Phase two applies to their long-term plans for the port and rail line, he said, as the consortium, with 50 per cent ownership by AGT and Fairfax, and 50 per cent by the communities, signed a 99-year management agreement."
- Aidan Geary (2018-11-19). "Freight services back between Churchill and Thompson, Man.". CBC News. Archived from the original on 2021-09-03. https://web.archive.org/web/20210903160042/https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/churchill-rail-freight-services-1.4912042. Retrieved 2018-11-20. "Arctic Gateway Group is a coalition of local rail-line communities, area First Nations, Saskatchewan grain and pulse trader AGT Food and Ingredients and Toronto holding company Fairfax Financial."
- Ken Hansen (2018-11-13). "When Churchill needed Ottawa, the town was ignored. Now, Ottawa needs Churchill". Maclean's magazine. Archived from the original on 2021-12-01. https://web.archive.org/web/20201201193453/https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/when-churchill-needed-ottawa-the-town-was-ignored-now-ottawa-needs-churchill/. Retrieved 2018-11-20. "The new, locally owned entity Arctic Gateway Group Limited Partnership that now owns it—which includes Manitoba communities, First Nations, Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings and Saskatchewan-based grain company AGT Food and Ingredient, and has received $117 million in federal funding—has mooted the idea too. But the Manitoba government rejected it when OmniTRAX put it forward in 2013, citing the fears of a repeat of the disaster in Lac-Mégantic, Que.; according to the Transportation Safety Board, of the 63 accidents on the Hudson Bay rail line between 2003 and 2012, all but 10 were derailments."
- David C. Lester (2021-09-01). "Researchers creating early flood warning system along Hudson Bay Railway". Railway, Tracks & Structures. Archived from the original on 2021-09-01. https://web.archive.org/web/20210901201943/https://www.rtands.com/safety-training/researchers-creating-early-flood-warning-system-along-hudson-bay-railway/. Retrieved 2018-11-20. "Over the next two years, they will use satellite data for monitoring hydrological outflow to develop an early warning system. At the same time, they are using high-resolution drone imagery to map the impact of hydrological events on the railway."
- Mike Albanese (2018-10-07). "Possible delays on railway to Churchill". Winnipeg City News. Archived from the original on 2018-11-22. https://web.archive.org/web/20181122131843/https://winnipeg.citynews.ca/video/2018/10/07/possible-delays-on-railway-to-churchill/. Retrieved 2018-11-20. "Spirits are still high in Churchill even after the Arctic Gateway Group admitted railway repairs might not get done before winter after all."