CN Rail’s planned $340 million investment across its B.C. operations in 2018 will feature a number of projects along its northern lines.
The company says it will build four new train passing sidings between Prince Rupert and Jasper as well as extending the three existing sidings along that section of track.
CN will also embark on significant rail maintenance, including the replacement of approximately 115 miles of rail, the installation of more than 335,000 new railroad ties, and rebuilds of about 50 road crossing surfaces.
These investments follow the company’s announcement earlier this year to buy 350 new box cars to serve forest products and metals customers and to purchase 350 new lumber cars to meet growing demand to move wood products.
CN is also continuing to hire, with an additional 1,250 new conductors expected in the field network wide before next winter.