Canadian National Railway Company (CN) has announced plans to invest around $315 million in Ontario this year to expand its rail network across the province.
The Ontario investment is part of the company’s $3.4 billion capital program for 2018. They include a new train passing siding in CN’s transcontinental corridor through Northern Ontario linking Toronto and Winnipeg, and intermodal rail yard expansions that will improve efficient movement of containers into and out of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
Other capital program elements will focus on the replacement, upgrade and maintenance of key track infrastructure to improve overall safety and efficiency.
Planned expansion projects include: investments in a satellite intermodal facility near CN’s Brampton Intermodal Terminal to provide temporary capacity; intermodal equipment and infrastructure at CN’s Brampton Intermodal Terminal to serve growing cold supply chain business; and construction of a new train passing siding east of Sioux Lookout.
The maintenance program include: replacement of approximately 90 miles of rail; installation of more than 380,000 new railroad ties; rebuilds of approximately 60 road crossing surfaces; and maintenance work on bridges, culverts, signal systems and other track infrastructure.