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CN slates capex projects across four more provinces


CN yesterday and today announced another CA$965 million in capital expenditure projects planned this year for its rail infrastructure.

The Class I unveiled plans to spend CA$460 million in British Columbia, CA$370 million in Quebec, CA$120 million in Saskatchewan and CA$15 million in Nova Scotia.

The projects are designed to "ensure the fluidity and safety of its network while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions," according to a CN press release.

The plans call for:
• replacing 101 miles of rail, installing 252,000 new ties and rebuilding 38 road crossing surfaces in British Columbia;
• replacing 23 miles of rail, installing 154,000 ties and rebuilding 46 crossing surfaces in Quebec;
• replacing 48 miles of rail, installing 163,000 new ties and rebuilding 30 crossing surfaces in Saskatchewan; and
• replacing 4 miles of rail and installing 43,000 new ties in Nova Scotia.

In addition, crews will perform maintenance on bridges, culverts, signal systems and other track infrastructure.

On Monday, CN announced CA$905 in capex plans for its network in Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba and New Brunswick.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

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