The union that represents more than nine thousand workers at CN Rail and CPKC says its members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strike mandate, raising the odds of an unprecedented work stoppage at both of Canada’s main railways as early as May 22. This is the first time in decades that both railways… Read More

The possibility of both CN Rail and CPKC striking in the next month could leave farmers sitting on grain contracted for delivery this spring. The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), the union representing more than nine thousand CN and CPKC railway workers, organized an electronic strike vote beginning on April 8th to give members the… Read More

The union that represents more than nine thousand CN and CPKC railway workers is organizing a vote to approve strike action, raising the prospects of a rail work stoppage as early as late May if several deals are not reached before then. Members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) will begin voting electronically on… Read More

Canada’s two railways — CN and CPKC — must pay a combined $7.1 million to the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) for exceeding their maximum grain revenue entitlements for the 2022-23 crop year, according to a ruling issued Dec. 22 by the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA). CN’s grain revenue of $1,079.5 million was $3.46 million… Read More

Both of Canada’s major railways — Canadian National (CN) and Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) — have published their annual grain transportation plans, coinciding with the start of 2023-24 crop year on August 1. Federal legislation that was implemented after the grain backlog that occurred ten years ago this fall requires the railways to submit… Read More

Richardson International has announced plans to upgrade eight elevators located on Canadian Pacific Kansas City rail lines in Western Canada. The work will allow these sites to load longer trains under CPKC’s 8,500-foot high efficiency product (HEP) model. The company says construction is set to begin at Richardson Pioneer locations in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba… Read More

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board has issued its long-awaited decision on the merger of Canadian Pacific Railway and Kansas City Southern, authorizing the combination of the two railways to form the first railway connecting Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. The 212-page decision includes many conditions, but will allow CP to take control of KCS, forming… Read More

 

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