The 10,000-kilometer (6,200-mile)
route would take a week to travel and wind around the entire coastline of
Nunavik from Kuujjuaq to Kuujjuaraapik. The "Kuujjuaq" would have
stops at Pingualuit Park in Kangiqsujuaq and other communities on the coasts of
Ungava and Hudson Bay.
The railway's inspiration comes from the famed Trans-Siberian railway that runs across Russia. Jobs, new economic possibilities - such as greenhouses in Nunavik - and more communication between the various regions of Quebec would result from the express, says Michelle L. Dery, president of Fondation TransQuébec Express, who has lobbied for this project since 2004.