Montreal, QB, Canada — Canadian National Railway is investing $520 million in its U.S. infrastructure during 2020.
CN said the investments in eight states are part of its strategy to support growing demand and enable supply chains. The program will focus on yard upgrades, replacement of rail and ties, as well as maintenance of bridges, level crossings, culverts, signal systems and other track infrastructure.
CN's investments are expected to create greater capacity, which supports reductions in customer transportation supply chain GHG emissions by encouraging the use of rail for long-haul needs, the company said.
“We take our essential role in the North American economy seriously," said Derek Taylor, vice president, Eastern Region at CN. "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."
These investments come on the heels of CN's announcement that is would be purchasing 1,500 hopper railcars to meet the growing needs of grain farmers and grain customers throughout North America.
To read more about the individual projects, click on each state: