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Conveniently located along the Trans-Canadian Highway 11, Cochrane is serviced by a network of air, rail, and road systems, connecting the town to major centers such as Timmins, Sudbury, and Toronto.
In recent years, the town has been working towards planning around people not cars. Cycling has become an important mode of transportation for residents and the town continuously maintains bike lanes & hosts the free bike share program during the spring and summer.
The Cochrane Airport has a runway of 4,500 feet and serves as a vital hub linking passengers and freight to the James Bay Coastline. Home to two recently built hangars and warehouse, each measuring between 5,040 to 7,000 square feet, sites for aero development and storage are readily available.
From private and executive charters coming and going, air cargo flights scheduled weekly, medivac services, lower fuel rates, and stationed aircraft maintenance engineers, the Cochrane Airport is always bustling with activity.
Operated by Ontario Northland, the Cochrane Railway Station is the southernmost stop for the Polar Bear Express and the last road accessible junction for the rail line before it heads further north towards the James Bay Coast. It also represents a key hub for freight and cargo shipping by rail, for industry stakeholders in the community. Working in partnership with the Economic Development department, the ONR has been able to accommodate various industrial sectors, including forestry and mining, with possibilities of also catering to the agricultural sector.
The Railway Station also supports Cochrane’s tourism industry and is the southernmost stop for the Polar Bear Express, which operates five days a week and connects the community with Moosonee. In 2017, ONR will unveil a unique refurbishment project, set to enhance the transportation experience for tourists and residents of the James Bay Coast.
Ontario Northland also provides out-of-town motor coach bus service, as well as parcel express shipping with lower competitive rates, between Toronto and locations in Central and Northern Ontario, including Cochrane.
Many onboard features, along with wi-fi are available on all Ontario Northland coaches for passengers, wherever a cellphone signal exists.
The Town of Cochrane operates an accessibility transit for its residents that are disabled. This service is offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Application forms and tickets (starting at $5.50) are available at the Cochrane town hall.
COCHRANE TOWN HALL
171 Fourth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-4361
The Town of Cochrane relies on two local taxi companies who provide driving and transportation services to residents and visitors alike. The starting rate for each taxi cab in Cochrane is $3.81. The rate per kilometre is $2.34. Waiting time is set to $32.75 per hour.
Both taxi service companies are available and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.