CN Rail Announces $315 Million Of Upgrades To Its Infrastructure In Ontario

CN Rail says it plans to invest $315 million in Ontario this year to expand and strengthen its railway network throughout the province.

The company says planned projects include upgrades at CN's intermodal terminal in Brampton northwest of Toronto and the construction of a new train passing siding east of Sioux Lookout in northern Ontario.

The company announced that it also plans to replace some 145 kilometres of rail, install more than 380,000 new railroad ties and rebuild some 60 road crossing surfaces in Ontario. CN said in a news release that it will also perform maintenance work on bridges, culverts, signal systems and other track infrastructure.

The Ontario investments are part of CN's $3.4 billion capital program for 2018, which include a new train passing siding in the company's corridor linking the cities of Toronto and Winnipeg.

“We are investing for the long haul with these projects to boost capacity and network resiliency to meet growing demand across our economy,” said CN Eastern Region Vice-President Michael Farkouh in the news release.