Genesee and Wyoming says it has filed a discontinuance and abandonment application with the province's Utility and Review Board to end service between Point Tupper and Sydney.
The company says a provincial subsidy wasn't enough to make up for its losses.
Their application indicates they plan to end their service by Dec. 31.
The provincial government has created an advisory committee in hopes of finding ways to increase traffic and improve the business case for a private operator to take over the line.
An interim report is due to the government in December, with a final report expected next spring. (CIGO)