ONR Polar Bear Express

The Polar Bear Express is a scheduled 5 times weekly passenger train operated by the Ontario Northland Railway. It connects Cochrane with the northern town of Moosonee. Although named the Polar Bear Express, there are rarely any polar bears in Moosonee or anywhere else along the train route. The Polar Bear Express is one of the only ways to access the outside from Moosonee since it does not have road access.

As a result, the train not only carries passengers, it also carries canoes, ATVs, or cars passengers bring along. The Polar Bear Express usually carries a dining car and a full length dome car; there are amenities provided on board for children and families like the play area. In summertime, the ONR runs an additional train on Sundays. The Polar Bear Express leaves Cochrane in the morning and returns in the evening.

Dining car on the Polar Bear Express

Play area on the Polar Bear Express


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