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UK Caribbean infrastructure fund approves steam engine railway for Portland, St Mary

The United Kingdom-based Jamaica Eastern Railway (JER) has made a proposal to the Jamaican Government to bring back steam trains to the parishes of Portland and St Mary in what it says would be a game changer in community and heritage tourism.

Tagged 'Changing trains ... changing lives', the development, which would amount to being the largest of its kind in the island, would be funded from the UK Caribbean Infrastructure Fund, which has committed US$60 million to the project.

The UK Caribbean Infrastructure Fund was announced by British Prime Minister David Cameron during a visit to Jamaica in 2015. Cameron announced funding of US$300 million to eight Commonwealth countries in the region.

Capitalising on the prospects, JER, a consortium of American and British Railway ... read more

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