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9/11/2003



Rail News: Intermodal

CN celebrates opening of larger Winnipeg intermodal terminal


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On Sept. 10, Canadian National Railway Co. marked the opening of a $16 million intermodal terminal at Symington Yard in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Accepting traffic since July's end, the terminal is designed to handle 100,000 lifts annually — a 20 percent increase compared with the lift capacity of the railroad's former south Winnipeg terminal. The 33-acre facility includes two pad tracks totaling 9,150 feet for loading and unloading, and four support tracks.

"The former intermodal yard was an outmoded facility that could not be readily upgraded to handle the amount of growth we'd like to see in this market," said Keith Creel, CN senior vice president, western Canada region, in a prepared statement. "Our new terminal combines easy access for our customers with more efficient use of our existing workforce and infrastructure."

Designed to accommodate future growth (it's expandable to 43 acres), the terminal is part of CN's North American network of 20 intermodal terminals and satellites.




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