Blind River council will not be supporting Huron Central Railway’s funding bid.

The railway is seeking $42-million dollars in provincial and federal funding to operate the 283-kilometre rail line between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury.

The money would be used for ongoing maintenance and upgrades to the line.

Huron Central ships goods from three northern Ontario companies – Domtar, Algoma Steel and EACOM. It has been seeking support from local municipalities along the line, including Blind River, to strengthen its funding bid.

With two councilors absent, the recorded vote was tied at two each, so the motion to support the funding bid was defeated.