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Canada invests in transportation infrastructure in Alberta Midland Railway to move goods to market

Christian Fernsby |
The Minister of Transport Marc Garneau announced a new investment of $5 million to increase the efficiency of rail logistics in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland by providing additional capacity to assemble trains, storage space, and access to both Canadian National and Canadian Pacific rail networks.

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Topics: CANADA   

These improvements will improve fluidity and reduce bottlenecks along Western Canadian rail networks.

The project will add 460 additional railcar storage spots, and more than 40,000 feet of new track, including a new connection to the Canadian Pacific Willingdon Subdivision.

The project will also allow Alberta Midland Railway Terminal to handle unit trains up to 8,500 feet in length for either Canadian National or Canadian Pacific shippers.

These investments have significant economic benefits for Canadians, creating approximately 210 jobs during the construction period, and contributing to economic recovery from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

The National Trade Corridors Fund is a merit based program which provides funding for the investment in critical assets that support economic activity, and the movement of goods and people in Canada.

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