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CN to invest $350M in Ontario to support reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

In Ontario, CN’s investment will focus on technology, capacity, and infrastructure maintenance to enhance safety and the fluidity of its network.

June 18, 2021  by CM Staff

MONTREAL — On June 17, CN announced plans to invest approximately C$350 million in Ontario in 2021 as part of CN’s C$3 billion capital investment plan across its network. In Ontario, CN’s investment will focus on technology, capacity, and infrastructure maintenance to enhance safety and the fluidity of its network.

“Our consistent and proactive infrastructure investment strategy and the essential work of our employees and supply chain partners are what enable CN to keep the economy moving safely and smoothly year after year. Safety is a core value at CN and we will continue to invest in our track and in technology to support our overall network capacity and provide our customers with safe and reliable service. As we look to the future, we are excited about the opportunity to do even more for our customers, employees, communities and shareholders through our end-to-end, pro-competitive combination with Kansas City Southern, which will connect North America and build the premier railway for the 21st Century.”

“Our government salutes CN for its commitment to rail safety and the fluidity of its network while minimizing pollution. We will continue to support green projects that keep Canadians safe, stimulate the economy, and ensure that our rail network remains one of the most efficient and secure rail transportation systems in the world. This announcement will help create good middle-class jobs and help move goods efficiently to market, and people to their destinations.” said Derek Taylor, Vice-President, Eastern Region at CN.

Maintenance program highlights include:

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  • Replacing 67 miles of rail;
  • Installing approximately 176,000 new railroad ties;
  • Rebuilding 85 road crossing surfaces; and
  • Maintenance work on bridges, culverts, signal systems, and other track infrastructure

The proposed end-to-end merger between CN and Kansas City Southern hopes to create a transportation network across North America, enhancing competition, spurring economic growth and delivering benefits to the local communities in which both railroads operate.