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Rail Update

Dear Customer,


Please note that rail disruption across the network continues.  Please find updates below for your guidance.


CP Rail:




Train operations continue in a safe and steady manner through the BC region since the restoration of CP’s line early last week. Proactive maintenance and repairs are being performed between train movements.


Unfortunately, CN’s line still hasn’t opened.  As such, CP’s line is running both CP and CN trains with slow orders through the affected areas. As noted in previous advisory, Vaughan is tight on equipment as the CP fleet is heavily under load and train cycle times are longer than normal.


Terminal gates have reopened (with the exception of Lachine) and are accepting Vancouver destined traffic; however, it remains a fluid situation, which could change at any time.  Asset teams are managing on a day-by-day basis.


Operational status at current:

-LACHINE (MTL):  No exports accepted to Port of Vancouver.

-VAUGHAN (TOR) (in effect until 12/02 23:59):  Dry exports accepted to GCT Vancouver (no reefers).

-All other CP Ramps: Dry exports accepted (no reefers / no empties).




Vaughan terminal has reopened for ingate of loaded export containers bound for Montreal.

Kind reminder however that rolling ramp closures for Montreal bound cargo to continue across the network until further advised due to continued labour short and congestion.


Terminal (Train)

Gates closed for POM traffic

VCR (112)


MIN (198)


CGY (118)


EDM (118)


REG (118)


WPG (118)


DET (234)


SCH (142)


VGN (118)



CN Rail:




CN’s line remains closed.  They are reporting further washout on their mainline as the region continues to be impacted by additional weather systems.


No forecast for a reopening communicated at this time.


Terminal receiving is open in limited capacity across the network as small volumes continue to flow into Vancouver on CP’s track.


Under the circumstances, delays in cargo movement can be expected.  Regrettably, all additional costs incurred as a result of the disruption will be assessed to the account of the cargo.


We continue to monitor and will update as new information is received.





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