Moving Goods

Canadian Rail is an extension of Canada's manufacturing and natural resource sectors, providing an effective and competitive delivery system for domestic, import and export goods. Investments by the major Canadian Rail businesses, totaling $1.8 billion in 2012, have built an infrastructure which gives north/south and east/west continental traffic access to lucrative global markets through partnerships with Canadian ports to maximize use of trade routes.

Canadian Rail has extended the reach of efficient rail service to customers not located on rail lines by building an extensive networks of intermodal terminals in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and Chicago through which Canadian goods flow to markets on this continent and overseas. lntermodal service, utilizing the best elements of various modes of transport by containers and "piggybacked" highway trailers, is the fastest growing sector of the Canadian rail business.

Importantly, Canadian freight rates continue to be among the most competitive in the world.

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Rail Trends

The Railway Association of Canada's Rail Trends provides a ten-year composite of financial and operating statistics for a comprehensive review of the business of transporting goods and people by rail in Canada. This review covers virtually all interveners of rail - the Class 1s, regional freight companies, short lines, intercity passenger, commuter and tourist train... MORE >