Canadian National signs agreement to increase rail capacity in Vancouver, Canada

The Government of Canada, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and Canadian National (CN) have signed an agreement to upgrade key infrastructure to increase capacity on a critical segment of trade infrastructure in the Greater Vancouver area.

The project is part of a long-term strategy to increase capacity. It consists of double-tracking a 4km section of rail that links expanding import and export terminals on the south shore of the Burrard Inlet to the national rail network.

Robin Silvester, President and CEO of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority said, “This project is part of a large group of projects identified through the Greater Vancouver Gateway 2030 plan to meet Canadian demand for import goods from Asia and grow Canadian exports”.

Source: CN