At CP, keeping our track and infrastructure to the highest safety standards is important to us. This means people may notice periodic work on tracks, ties, crossings, bridges and other infrastructure. Below is a list of projects that are either underway or planned.
CP's maintenance work occurs across the network year round.
CP's crossing sightline program includes removing brush and trees within 1,200 feet in both directions of crossings, out to CP's property boundary. Vegetation will be removed from 1,200 feet to 3,000 feet from crossings at a width of 35 feet from the track centerline. These measures enhance safety for grade crossing users and ensure compliance with the regulations on crossing sightlines.
Maintenance work in your community may also include the replacement of rail, rail ties or ballast, requiring the use of specialized equipment. Railway neighbours may see and hear heavy machinery and work associated with industrial activity. CP operates around the clock; maintenance work may take place at any time.
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CP is proposing to build a multi-modal, multi-commodity transload and logistics facility on strategic land holdings adjacent to its existing intermodal rail facility in Pitt Meadows, B.C. The proposed facility, named the CP Logistics Park: Vancouver, is in the early stages of design and is subject to regulatory approval prior to CP's final investment decision. Members of the community are invited to visit cplogisticspark.ca to learn more about the project and provide their feedback.
Construction of an 8,500-ft track along the existing CP mainline in Kamloops is complete, and the new track is in service. The additional track accommodates trains moving through Kamloops to Teck Resources' (Teck) expanded Neptune Terminals on Canadian National's (CN) rail network, as announced by CN and Teck in December 2019. There are no additional trains operating through the City as a result of the project.
Every mile of track is subject to a maximum speed limit. The speed limit on CP's existing mainline tracks has not changed.
Replacement of the existing noise fence along Lorne Street East and its extension to the Hwy 5 overpass will occur in April. Construction of a new noise fence south of Lorne Street in downtown will also continue through the month of April. CP is hydro seeding areas where construction disturbed the ground, including areas immediately east of the East Lorne Street residences.
The project included the removal of sections of track known as crossovers, which allowed trains to transfer between two sets of parallel tracks. Where those crossovers were removed, new rail segments were added to reconnect each of the main line tracks. Welding crews are now eliminating those rail joints.
The unofficial path commonly known as the Jack Gregson Trail is now permanently closed. This path, which came about through casual use, was located within CP's railway right-of-way. The path was neither designed nor intended to be a public pathway and is not part of the City of Kamloops public trail system. You can find the City of Kamloops official trail network on the city's website: kamloops.ca/parks-recreation/parks-sports-fields/parks-and-trails-maps.
As a reminder, all CP track and lands are private property. Rail operations and track work take place 24/7. For public safety, as well as the safety of CP employees, please keep clear of rail property at all times.
CP thanks residents for their patience and understanding during this project. CP also sincerely appreciates the collaboration with the City of Kamloops Engineering Department and with the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc at each stage of the project.
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is leading the Pitt Meadows Road and Rail Improvement project that will eliminate the rail crossings at Harris Road and Kennedy Road. Along with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and the Government of Canada, CP is currently investing in the Pitt Meadows Road and Rail Improvements Project through the National Trade Corridors Fund. More information about the Pitt Meadows Road and Rail Improvements Project can be found on the project website.
CP is working to connect the tracks on the newly constructed bridge over the Elbow River with the tracks to the east and west. This project is expected to be completed in September, 2021.
The City of Calgary's east Elbow River pedestrian pathway under the tracks is closed during construction. For information on the pathway, please visit the City of Calgary website.
Work will take place on CP property in the area of 69th Avenue SE to accommodate the City of Calgary Green Line LRT project. Information on this project is available through the City website at https://www.calgary.ca/greenline.
The CP Piapot siding is being extended eastward by approximately 4,200 feet. The grading work is anticipated to be completed by June 30, 2020 and track work in 2021.
The Regional Municipality of York is replacing the bridge over Highway 27 south of Major Mackenzie Drive in order to accommodate the Region's expansion of the roadway to six lanes. The public can expect delays, road closures and other impacts during this work. Please contact the Regional Municipality of York for updates on road closure and detour information.
As part of the bridge project, CP will be constructing a diversion track starting the week of April 26, with work expected to be complete May 3. Construction will take place 24 hours a day to complete the work. During the project, residents should expect an increase in noise, including heavy machinery and trucks. CP will endeavor to minimize any inconvenience to the community to the extent possible.
The Davenport Diamond is the rail intersection where the Metrolinx Barrie GO corridor meets the CP rail tracks, near Davenport Rd. and Lansdowne Ave. Metrolinx is currently constructing a rail overpass for GO trains. Information on this project is available through the Metrolinx website.
Metrolinx is expanding the GO train corridor between Oshawa and Bowmanville. Preliminary engineering work is being performed on CP property at this time. Please visit the Metrolinx website for details.
CP will be replacing the rail on the Seaway Bridge starting in mid-April.
The rail replacement project on the bridge will ensure freight and commuter trains continue to operate safely across the bridge and through Kahnawake.
CP will update the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake as this safety project moves forward. Community members with questions about the work can contact CP Community Connect firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
If you have questions about these or other projects, contact our Community Connect team here.