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Nov. 24 CP update on B.C. service interruption

CP operations in British Columbia between Kamloops and Vancouver resumed Tuesday. The first trains going to Vancouver arrived Wednesday morning. They were loaded grain trains and a train carrying fuel.

Thirty locations across CP's Thompson and Cascade subdivisions were damaged with 20 resulting in significant loss of infrastructure.

CP crews immediately deployed to assess the damage and to start the recovery effort. Hundreds of employees and contractors have been on the ground working day and night to safely restore the rail line. We are incredibly proud and grateful for their commitment and dedication.

As CP resumes operations and moves from restoration to recovery, CP will closely coordinate with customers and terminals to clear the backlogs as safely and efficiently as possible.

This route is CP's busiest corridor handling a wide range of products and commodities. It links the Port of Vancouver and B.C. to the rest of Canada and North America. As a railway, we recognize how the service we provide impacts people's lives and businesses, moving fuels we depend on, the food we eat, the vehicles we drive and the clothing we wear.

Throughout this crisis, CP has closely coordinated and partnered with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to get highways open again. Our partnership has made it possible for the province to send its equipment to where it was needed most. 

CP is continuing to monitor weather conditions in the area.

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