WINNIPEG — CN Rail is spending $130 million on its rail network in Manitoba, including expanding the company’s rail yard in Winnipeg.
Local investments will add a dozen new extended tracks within its Symington Yard, the centrepiece of CN’s transcontinental network. CN says the extension will improve the efficient handling of rail cars from across Canada and the United States.
“We are investing for the long haul,” said Doug Ryhorchuk, vice-president of CN’s Western Region, in a release.
“Our project at Symington Yard in Winnipeg, combined with track investments across the Prairies, and new equipment and more people, will help us deliver superior service to our grain and other customers throughout Manitoba and North America.”
Manitoba is a major hub of CN’s transcontinental rail network and also home to the Transcona Shops, and CN’s Claude Mongeau National Training Centre.
Approximately 2,100 people are employed by CN in the province. In the last five years, CN has invested approximately $675 million into Manitoba, which it operates 1,382 kilometres of railroad. Nationally, CN is spending $3.4 billion through its capital program this year.