It looks like it's full steam ahead for a plan to put Sudbury's farmer's market in the historic downtown CP Rail train station.

The city and the rail company have reached a conditional agreement, but how much the city has agreed to pay for the century-old station and surrounding Elgin Street property has not yet been made public.

The deal hangs on the completion of a few more steps, including an environmental assessment of soil conditions on the property, according to the city.

Budd car to keep running

With a deal reached between the city of Sudbury and CP rail to buy the historic downtown train station, it has been reported the Via Rail Budd Car won't get the boot.

Ian Wood, Greater Sudbury's economic development director, said in the negotiations with CP Rail to house Sudbury's farmer's market, VIA Rail indicated it wants to keep running the train out of that station.

"The City of Greater Sudbury remains committed to opening a downtown market for the 2013 season," said city economic development director Ian Wood.

"The conversion of industrial land to public use is a lengthy process that requires due diligence on the part of the municipality. We are optimistic that we can finalize the sale and relocate the market to the CP Rail station in time for opening next spring."

Market Square will continue to operate from its current location at the corner of Elm and Elgin Streets until Oct. 28. Hours of operation are Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.