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CN investing $105 million in Manitoba

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 8, 2020
CN announced that, as part of its strategic investments to support growing demand and enable supply chains, it plans to invest over $105 million (CAD) across Manitoba in 2020.
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The investments will focus on maintenance including the replacement of rail and ties, as well as bridges, level crossings, culverts, signal systems and other track infrastructure.

The Company’s investments will create greater capacity, which supports reductions in its customer’s transportation supply chain GHG emissions, by encouraging the use of rail for long haul needs.

This reduces emissions, traffic congestion, accidents and burdens on public transportation infrastructure as one freight train can replace over 300 trucks from roads. Moving freight by rail instead of truck reduces GHG emissions by 75%.

The Company will continue to deploy important safety enhancing technologies across its network, such as the Autonomous Track Inspection Program, Distributed Air Cars and Automated Inspection Portals.

Manitoba is a major hub of CN’s transcontinental rail network. Much of its traffic passes through Winnipeg’s Symington Yard, their only hump yard in Western Canada. In Winnipeg, there are also CargoFlo bulk handling and automotive distribution facilities, and an intermodal terminal.