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Rail projects near you

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Keeping our track and infrastructure to the highest safety standards is important to us. So is working closely with communities and municipalities to make sure, together, we grow our business​ in a way that improves local economies. 

On this page, find more information on the latest projects​ that may be visible in your neighbourhood.​

Seasonal track maintenance

CP's annual track programs and crossing maintenance work takes place across the network from spring through fall.

Maintenance work in your community may include the replacement of rail, rail ties or ballast, requiring the use of specialized equipment. Railway neighbours may see and hear heavy machinery, banging, idling trucks, dust, voices, reversing trucks, idling locomotives or other industrial activity. CP operates around the clock and this work may take place at all hours of the day or night.

We appreciate your patience as we complete this essential and important safety work. For more information on CP's operations, please read our FAQs.


Elbow River rail bridge twinning project - Calgary

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:

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.

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Pedestrian Crossing at Horse Creek Road - Cochrane 

Construction of a public pedestrian crossing at the current private emergency access crossing located at Horse Creek Road and installation of an access pathway is planned for 2020.

CP will install an at-grade public pedestrian railway crossing consisting of premium concrete crossing surface, flashing lights, gates and low-decibel bells.

To the south of this crossing, the Town of Cochrane will connect Quigley Dr to a pedestrian-accessible pathway.

A third party owns the land and pathways directly to the north of this crossing and the CP right of way.

CP and the Town worked together to complete the design for this crossing. The pathway and railway crossing is necessary to ensure public safety. Residents are reminded to only cross railway tracks at designated marked public crossings.

Watch for updates to this timeline.

Scotford Subdivision Extension to Inter Pipeline’s Heartland Petrochemical Complex

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:

Application100 MB

CP Scotford Subdivision Extension Application Summary

CTA Supplemental Filing Letter June 21, 2019

CTA Supplemental Filing Letter July 17, 2019

CP Environmental Commitments Table

British Columbia

Track reconfiguration / extension project - Field

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.

Kicking Horse River - Golden

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. 


​Les Cèdres intermodal complex

Les Cedres intermodal complex

​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.​


Contact our CP Community Connect team at:

Phone: 1-800-766-7912

or fill out our online form