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CN files for regulatory approval of Milton logistics hub

CN has submitted an application to the Canadian Transportation Agency for approval of the Class I's proposed logistics hub in Milton, Ontario.

The application outlines the infrastructure required for the $250 million project (in Canadian dollars) and what CN anticipates will be the economic benefits of the logistics hub, CN officials said in a press release.

According to the application:
• The terminal would create more inland freight capacity to better connect domestic and global supply chains linking the West and East coasts in Canada.
• Half of CN's intermodal rail traffic touches the greater Toronto and Hamilton area, and the Milton hub would help CN meet the critical transportation infrastructure needs of a growing region.
• The tracks to be built on CN property adjacent to CN's existing mainline will accommodate the terminal's rail traffic, and the 1-mile private access road to be constructed on CN property will handle terminal truck traffic and avoid truck queuing on public roads.

Letters of support from the leaders of chambers of commerce, ports, Canadian businesses, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations are included in the CTA application.

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