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CN To In­vest $445 mil­lion in BC in 2020

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CN, as part of its strate­gic in­vest­ments to sup­port grow­ing de­mand and en­able sup­ply chains, plans to in­vest ap­prox­i­mately $445 mil­lion (CAD) across Bri­tish Columbia in 2020.

The in­vest­ments will in­clude ex­pan­sion projects that will add track in yards to han­dle grow­ing traf­fic, new sid­ings as well as con­tin­ued in­vest­ments in multi-year ini­tia­tives to in­crease ca­pac­ity at the Port of Van­cou­ver and at the Port of Prince Ru­pert in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Gov­ern­ment of Canada, the Van­cou­ver Fraser Port Author­ity, and the Prince Ru­pert Port Author­ity. The main­te­nance pro­gram will fo­cus on the re­place­ment of rail and ties and main­te­nance work on level cross­ings, cul­verts, sig­nal sys­tems and other track in­fra­struc­ture.

Planned ex­pan­sion projects in­clude:

• Con­struc­tion of about 3.5 miles of dou­ble track be­tween Van­cou­ver (Sur­rey) and Ed­mon­ton, near Glen Val­ley.

• Build­ing new sid­ings on the Ed­mon­ton to Prince Ru­pert cor­ri­dor to in­crease ca­pac­ity for grow­ing de­mand.

• Con­tin­ued in­vest­ments to con­tinue multi-year in­fra­struc­ture projects that will in­crease ca­pac­ity at the ports of Van­cou­ver and Prince Ru­pert in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Gov­ern­ment of Canada, the Van­cou­ver Fraser Port Author­ity and the Prince Ru­pert Port Author­ity.

Main­te­nance pro­gram high­lights in­clude:

• Re­place­ment of more than 100 miles of rail

• In­stal­la­tion of over 209,000 new rail­road ties

• In­stal­la­tion of over 46,000 con­crete ties

• Re­builds of 22 road cross­ing sur­faces

• Main­te­nance work on bridges, cul­verts, sig­nal sys­tems, and other track in­fra­struc­ture

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