Enabling Canada’s World-Class Supply Chain
Canada’s railways’ capital investments in 2019 are expected to be a record $5.5 billion. The investments in infrastructure and equipment earmarked in 2019 are enabling railways to better serve their customers by enhancing the safety, efficiency and resiliency of the rail network.
Investing in infrastructure, equipment and people
This year, railways are replacing, upgrading and maintaining key infrastructure, and investing in double-track to increase capacity for their customers. In addition, railways have ordered thousands of new, high-capacity grain hopper cars from National Steel Car in Hamilton, Ont., and employ more than 40,000 people across North America.
Prepared for the 2019-2020 crop year
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 2019-2020 crop year. They have shared these plans with the government and are following through on these strategies to ensure Canada maintains its reputation as a reliable export partner. In addition, both railways are voluntarily sharing information about their performance during the 2018-2019 crop year, including details on internal or external factors affecting grain movement.
Track the status of Canada’s Class 1 railways’ grain movements in Western Canada throughout the crop year.
Download this infographic to learn more about Canada’s railways’ investments in infrastructure, equipment and people in 2018.