Winter preparedness is essential for safe and efficient shipping operations. Our 2020-2021 Winter Contingency Plan Report is now available.
Effective winter planning is essential to CP because winter weather conditions can profoundly affect railway operations.
CP's plan demonstrates proven improvements, driven by sophisticated weather prediction modeling, sustainable volume targets, robust contingency plans, significant investment in track infrastructure and rolling stock, as well as proactive coordination and planning with our customers and the broader supply chain.
Network investments include measures to increase capacity and protect against adverse weather conditions. These improvements consist of:
innovative technology to detect and manage potential challenges and network disruptions to keep shipments moving safely and on schedule, including:
During the winter months, we have the most advanced systems and equipment to deal with unpredictable winter conditions.
Our dedication to grain has always been a priority. CP plans to invest more than a half-billion dollars in new high-capacity grain hoppers over four years and:
CP prides itself on operating safely. It's not just a requirement for doing business, it's part of who we are. This unwavering commitment to safety is why CP led the industry for the 14th consecutive year in 2019, with the lowest train accident frequency rate among Class 1 railroads in North America.
This is even more important in the winter months when weather intensifies and conditions worsen. CP takes all the necessary precautions to ensure safety is adhered to for our employees, customers and communities.
Proper winter planning helps prepare the railway for all winter scenarios, thereby ensuring a resilient rail system that can continue serving the needs of our customers – and by extension the needs of the broader economy – even during the harshest winter operating conditions.
Read our 2020-2021 Winter Contingency Plan Report here
The 2020-2021 Winter Contingency Plan is a requirement under section 151.01(2) of the Canada Transportation Act
The 2019-2020 Winter Contingency Plan is a requirement under section 151.01(2) of the Canada Transportation Act
Read our 2019-2020 Winter Contingency Plan Report here
The 2018-2019 Winter Contingency Plan is a requirement under section 151.01(2) of the
Canada Transportation Act.
Read CP's 2018-2019 Winter Contingency Plan Report here
Read CP's letter to the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, on November 27, 2018