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Canadian Pacific (CP) is twinning its rail bridge over the Elbow River adjacent to and south of the existing rail bridge between 7th Street SE and 8th Street SE.
CP will construct its new bridge on the same timeline as the City's planned work/realignment of the 9th Ave SE/Inglewood bridge. This will minimize impact to the adjacent community and avoid a second closure of the Elbow River bike path.
CP is pursuing options to construct the bridge this summer; however, construction may be deferred until summer 2020 depending on the final design chosen and applicable permitting requirements.
When is the crossing on 8th Street closing?The City of Calgary will close 8 Street S.E. at the crossing with CP (south of 9 Avenue S.E.) on January 15, 2020. The closure will accommodate CP's reconfiguration and operations. The City is implementing the closure as part of the Green Line. Information on the road closure can be found on the City website: https://www.calgary.ca/Transportation/TI/Pages/Inglewood-Ramsay-Area-Projects.aspx
Will more tracks mean more rail traffic?CP's bridge reconfiguration will improve rail traffic flow through Alyth Yard, enabling CP to process trains more efficiently. CP's rail traffic and train frequency fluctuates with the needs of its customers.
How many trains cross over this bridge in a 24-hour period?On average, 22-27 trains operate on the Laggan Subdivision in a 24-hour period.
Canadian Pacific (CP) has applied to the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA File Number 19-02643) for Approval to extend the existing Scotford Subdivision approximately 4 kilometers to the south. This extension will provide rail service to Inter Pipeline's new polypropylene facility currently under construction.
CP's application and supplemental filings can be downloaded from the links below:
CP Scotford Subdivision Extension Application Summary
CTA Supplemental Filing Letter June 21, 2019
CTA Supplemental Filing Letter July 17, 2019
CP Environmental Commitments Table
CP is completing a track reconfiguration project in Field Yard. The project extends the length of CP tracks through the 2nd Street crossing to the west end of CP's yard. This track extension accommodates longer train lengths on a single track, resulting in fewer blocked crossings.
As part of the project, and to further enhance public safety, CP will be installing a full railway crossing warning system with bells, lights and gates. Work on the crossing will be completed in spring 2020.
During the project timeframe, people should expect to see or hear heavy machinery, rail equipment, banging, idling trucks waiting to proceed, dust, voices, and reversing trucks. Construction-type work will occur during daytime hours; nighttime work is also expected.
Residents are reminded that Field Yard is an active rail yard which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Materials required for this project, as well as any maintenance work in the region, may be stored here year-round.
Residents with questions or concerns about our operations can call our 24/7 toll-free Community Connect line at: 1-800-766-7912 or email
To report an emergency, please contact CP Police at: 1-800-716-9132; 24 hours a day.
In August 2015, Transport Canada (TC) officials witnessed a rafting company with a large group of people unloading rafts and walking across active railway tracks to access the lower canyon of the Kicking Horse River. Shortly after this event, TC directed Canadian Pacific (CP) to resolve the safety concern.
At that time CP began discussions with local community officials but talks stalled. As a result, CP requested to meet with stakeholders in Golden on April 22, 2016 to establish a short-term solution.
The CP project at Les Cèdres is currently part of a company-wide review of existing facilities. As a result of this extensive review, there has been no firm timeline set for the discussion of plans at this site. We remain committed to informing all interested parties about the status of the Les Cèdres project, and about our operations in the municipality.
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