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GCT Canada officials yesterday announced the completion of the final two tracks for the GCT Deltaport Intermodal Rail Yard expansion project in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The project is the second $300 million, privately funded stage of the multiphased expansion of Deltaport Terminal Road and Rail improvement project, a collaboration between the port authority and the province of British Columbia.
The project helps ensure British Columbia remains competitive to meet projected rail demand for the Canadian and U.S. markets, port authority officials said in a press release.
The final two tracks were installed in late summer, bringing the total number of tracks to seven. Rail handling capacity at GCT Deltaport has increased by more than 50% due to the project, with total annual terminal capacity now at 2.4 million 20-foot-equivalent units, they said.
The project was designed to improve safety; increase rail capacity enabling sustainable intermodal cargo growth; improve operational performance and provide surge and recovery capacity; decrease noise and greenhouse gas emissions with the introduction of modernized electric cantilever rail mounted gantry cranes; and reduce light pollution as a result of LED lights.