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CN forced to shut down parts of network due to blockades

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | February 12, 2020
CN announced that it will be forced to shut down significant parts of its Canadian network imminently unless the blockades on its rail lines are removed.
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A public statement from the individuals blocking the lines explained that their actions are in solidarity with the pipeline opposition movement and are unrelated to CN's activities.

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The blockades near Belleville, ON, on CN’s only eastern link between Western Canada and Eastern Canada and between Eastern Canada and the US Mid-West and on CN’s northern mainline in B.C. between Prince George and Prince Rupert, are impacting all Canadians’ ability to move goods and enable trade.

There are currently no movements of any trains, freight or passenger, at both those locations.

Hundreds of trains have been canceled since the blockades began five days ago.

The impact is also being felt beyond Canada’s borders and is harming the country’s reputation as a stable and viable supply chain partner.


 

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