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.
WINNIPEG — Days of waiting for a train at Waverley and Taylor are numbered after city council approved the $155M project on Wednesday.
The underpass in south Winnipeg will alleviate train delays at the intersection, which sees approximately 30,000 vehicles daily. A similar underpass west of the intersection has eliminated train delays at Kenaston Boulevard and Taylor Avenue.
Between 35 and 40 trains move through the intersection daily.
Canadian National has signed a 10-year deal for the manufacturing of one million train wheels with Amsted Rail. The wheels will be made at Griffin Wheel Company’s Winnipeg plant for use at CN’s Transcona mechanical facility.
Griffin Wheel is one of Amsted Rail’s five wheel manufacturing plants in North America and the only one in Canada.
“CN has a long and successful partnership with Amsted Rail and its Griffin Wheel Company facility in Winnipeg,” said Gerry Weber, vice-president supply, fleet and fuel management of CN.
It’s a chance for hockey fans to see former players from the Montreal Canadiens while also helping to raise funds for a worthy cause.
The upcoming CN Canadiens Alumni Challenge is being held in Winnipeg for the first time on Saturday, November 7. For locals, the charity game will feature Mike Keane, former captain of the Manitoba Moose. The opposing lineup will include former Canadiens Steve Shutt, Stephane Richer and Chris Nilan.
“This event is our largest fundraising activity of the year and we’re happy we can drop the puck at the MTS Iceplex to support the great work these charities are doing,” said Olivier Chouc, CN vice president, law, and chairman of the board of the community fund.