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Enabling Canada’s World-Class Supply Chain

Capital investments by Canadian Class 1 railways are expected to exceed $4.4 billion in 2021. The investments in infrastructure and equipment are enabling railways to better serve their customers by enhancing the safety, efficiency and resiliency of the network.
Canada’s two Class 1 railways – CN and CP – have put in place comprehensive, robust and focused action plans to get Canadian grain safely and efficiently to market during the 2020-2021 crop year.

Investing in infrastructure, equipment and people

This year, railways are replacing, upgrading and maintaining key infrastructure. In addition, railways have ordered thousands of new, high-capacity grain hopper cars from National Steel Car in Hamilton, Ont., and employ approximately 47,000 people across North America.

Canada’s railways have ordered thousands of new, high-capacity grain hopper cars from National Steel Car in Hamilton, Ont. (Photo: National Steel Car)

Moving Grain

Canada’s two Class 1 railways – CN and CP –put in place comprehensive, robust and focused action plans to get Canadian grain safely and efficiently to market during each crop year. Canadian Class 1 railways are upgrading and maintaining key infrastructure. In addition, railways have ordered thousands of new, high-capacity grain hopper cars from National Steel Car in Hamilton, Ontario. Canada’s Class 1 railways employ nearly 40,000 people across North America.

Resources

Winter plans

CN Winter Plan

CP Winter Plan

Grain plans

CN Grain Plan

CP Grain Plan

Track the status of Canada’s Class 1 railways’ grain movements in Western Canada throughout the crop year.

CN – Western Canadian Grain Report

CP – Grain performance for 2019-2020 crop year