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CN unveils 2020 infrastructure plans for Saskatchewan


CN will spend CA$105 million this year on rail infrastructure across Saskatchewan, the company announced earlier this week.

The announcement is part of the Class I's CA$2.9 billion capital expenditure plan for 2020, which includes key track expansion projects that will boost capacity to enable CN to better serve growing customers.

In Saskatchewan, the expenditures will focus on the replacement of more than 65 miles of rail, the installation of more than 145,000 new ties, the rebuilding of 12 crossing surfaces, and maintenance work on bridges, culverts, signal systems and other track infrastructure.

CN has invested more than CA$850 million in capital projects across the province over the past five years, company officials said in a press release.

"These investments in Saskatchewan are a key part of our strategy to support growth," said James Thompson, CN's vice president of the western region. "Safety is a core value at CN and by investing in the maintenance and expansion of our track and capacity, we are providing customers with a safe and reliable solution at a time when fluid supply chains are more critical than ever."

Over the past two weeks, CN has been unveiling its capital expenditure plan by province.

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