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.
For more information on CP's operations, property and more, please read our FAQs.
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.
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 proposing to expand its existing railway infrastructure in Vancouver to improve capacity and fluidity on the south shore of the Port of Vancouver. The public is invited to learn about the Commissioner Street Rail Expansion Project and provide input.
The project is subject to review under the port authority's Project and Environmental Review (PER) process, which includes requirements for engagement with stakeholders, the public and Indigenous groups, in addition to other technical requirements.
Read more about this project here.
Led by CP, the Cascadia Support Tracks ("CST") Project provides a new 4,500-foot siding and various realignments of existing tracks east of the Second Narrows Bridge and the Viterra Cascadia Grain Terminal.
This 4th Phase of the project includes expansion into Burrard Inlet with the creation of new land, as well as a retaining wall, utility bridge crossing and reconfiguration of the existing service tracks at the Parkland Refinery. Marine based work will be completed via Burrard Inlet, with additional work areas accessed through the Parkland Refinery.
At the east end, the new track will connect to the CP main line track approximately 3,000 feet east of the Parkland Refinery. The west end of the tracks will connect with the existing Cascadia Terminal arrival track.
The project is planned to occur between Q1 of 2022 and Q2 of 2023. Work hours: 07:00 hrs to 20:00 hrs (Pacific) Monday through Saturday.
The Project is conditional on the successful and timely receipt of all applicable permits, licenses and approvals from the authorities having jurisdiction. CP has applied for permits, licenses and approvals from:
a. Fraser River Port Authority (Category C Project Permit);
b. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Sec. 35(2) Fisheries Act Authorization); and
c. Transport Canada Navigable Waters Division (Navigation Protection Act permit).
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.
CP is remediating an abandoned gas well located on S Railway Street SE between 5 Street SE and Hill Road SE, Medicine Hat.
To meet project deadlines, work will occur 24 hours per day.
The gas well will be remediated using a drilling/service rig and corresponding equipment. The work area will be fenced and access limited to project staff only. Community members can expect some increased noise levels related to the project. CP will endeavor to minimize any inconvenience to the community to the extent possible.
The following parking and road restrictions will be in place:
· Parking will be impacted at the Pattison Funeral Home at 540 S Railway Street SE and Daramola Medical Clinic at 564 S Railway Street SE.
· Vehicle traffic on S Railway Street SE will be limited to local business traffic only between 5 Street SE and Hill Road SE. Through traffic will be re-routed around the work area.
· Pedestrian traffic on S Railway Street SE between 5 Street SE and Hill Road SE will be maintained on the east side of S Railway Street.
CP is planning to construct a communication tower and associated aluminum signal bungalow shelter in its Sutherland Rail Yard.
The radio tower will be constructed on CP property and will consist of a wooden pole with antenna totaling 75 feet tall and a 4-foot by 6-foot aluminum shelter at its base.
The radio tower is being constructed to enhance communication between train operators and CP personnel working within the rail yard.
Work is expected to begin Nov. 30, 2021 and take approximately seven days to complete. Weekend and overnight construction may occur. During the project residents can expect noise from construction equipment. CP will endeavor to minimize any inconvenience to the community when 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.
This project is tentatively scheduled to begin on July 1, 2021 once appropriate approvals have been obtained from the relevant ministries. The in-water work is expected to be completed by September 2021, with final project completion in December, 2021. Contracted engineering experts have plans in place to protect wildlife, the surrounding habitat and water quality in the area.
As work activities progress, members of the community will see restrictions put in place in the vicinity of the dam. Access to the immediate area surrounding the dam will be restricted during construction. However, residents will still be able to access the surrounding lake area. Traffic to and from the area will increase during this period to accommodate transport of materials and personnel. Work is tentatively scheduled to take place between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.
During the project, residents can expect to hear heavy machinery and trucks, and may notice an increase in noise. CP will endeavor to minimize any inconvenience to the community to the extent possible.
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 email@example.com.
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.