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    KCS cements CP merger as CN agrees early termination


    NORTH AMERICA: Canadian Pacific Railway and Kansas City Southern confirmed on September 15 that they had entered into a definitive merger agreement, valuing the smaller railroad at approximately US$31bn.

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    Canadian Pacific closes in on KCS merger


    NORTH AMERICA: Canadian Pacific announced on September 12 that it ‘looks forward to executing a definitive merger agreement’ with Kansas City Southern, after the smaller railroad’s board deemed that CP’s latest bid now amounted to a ‘Company Superior Proposal’ compared to a previous offer from Canadian National.

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    Signal gantries installed at Toronto Union


    CANADA: PNR RailWorks has installed two large signal gantries spanning nine tracks as part of the Union Station Rail Corridor signalling enhancement programme on the Metrolinx network in Toronto. Concrete foundations were installed and the structures pre-assembled over two weeks, and then the gantries were put ...

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    Canadian National bid for Kansas City Southern in doubt after STB blocks voting trust


    USA: Canadian National’s US$33·6bn bid to acquire Kansas City Southern received a major setback on August 31, when the federal Surface Transportation Board rejected an application to use a voting trust as part of the process. Announcing the unanimous decision of the five-strong board, STB said ...

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    CP raises its offer for Kansas City Southern


    NORTH AMERICA: Canadian Pacific announced on August 10 that it had submitted a ‘superior proposal’ to acquire Kansas City Southern, valuing the smaller railway at approximately US$31bn.

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    Calgary – Banff passenger train project enters development phase


    CANADA: A detailed memorandum of understanding to accelerate the development of a proposed 150 km passenger line linking Calgary Airport with Banff National Park has been signed by Alberta’s Ministry of Transportation, Invest Alberta and Canada Infrastructure Bank. Project feasibility studies have been completed since ...

  • The wagon-mounted XLOAD sensors automatically measure, monitor and track hazardous commodities as they are loaded, shipped and unloaded.

    Rail freight monitoring technology partnership launched


    NORTH AMERICA: Supply chain data analytics company Nexxiot and cargo monitoring technology specialist TransRail Innovation Group have announced a partnership to integrate TRIG’s sensors into Nexxiot’s modular hardware and cloud data network. TRIG’s digital sensors evaluate liquid cargo levels in real-time, monitor whether wagon handbrakes ...

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    Indigenous owned and operated railway to be modernised


    CANADA: A financing package for the modernisation of Canada’s first Indigenous owned and operated railway has been announced by Tshiuetin Rail Transportation, Canada Infrastructure Bank, Transport Canada and the government of Québec. Tshiuetin (‘North Wind’) has owned and operated the 217 km line from Emeril ...

  • Alstom would supply 30 SkyTrain automated light metro trainsets, using options within the fleet renewal and expansion contract which TransLink and Bombardier Transportation announced in December 2020.
    Metro Report International

    Vancouver SkyTrain expansion funding announced


    CANADA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed that the federal government would provide up to C$1·3bn to meet 40% of the cost of the proposed Surrey Langley Extension of Vancouver’s SkyTrain automated light metro network, subject to due diligence and the approvals process. The Province ...

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    Toronto – Québec High Frequency Rail procurement to get underway this year


    CANADA: The government has announced the start of procurement for the High Frequency Rail programme to build dedicated tracks for 200 km/h electric passenger trains on the Corridor route linking Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Québec. On July 6 Transport Canada said the process to select ...

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    Northern Ontario passenger rail service to be studied


    CANADA: The government of Ontario has allocated C$5m to support the development of plans to reintroduce passenger train services running north from Toronto to Timmins or Cochrane. Ontario Northland’s Northlander train service between Toronto and Cochrane ended in 2012; at the time the province ...

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    Lac-Mégantic rail bypass agreement


    CANADA: The federal government and Canadian Pacific Railway have signed an agreement covering the next steps in the development of the Lac-Mégantic rail bypass, which will enable trains to avoid the Québec town which was devastated when an unattended crude oil train ran away in July ...

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    Metro Report International

    Hamilton LRT back on with federal funding


    CANADA: The federal government has announced C$1·7bn of funding for the Hamilton Light Rail Transit project, matching Ontario’s C$1·7bn contribution to ensure that the proposed line can go ahead and will be long enough to be viable. Ontario’s Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney said the ...

  • Kansas City Southern and Canadian National announced a definitive merger agreement on May 21 which CN President & CEO JJ Ruest said would ‘create the premier railway for the 21st century.’

    Kansas City Southern agrees CN merger and drops CP


    NORTH AMERICA: Kansas City Southern and Canadian National announced a definitive merger agreement on May 21 which CN President CEO JJ Ruest said would ‘create the premier railway for the 21st century.’ KCS and Canadian Pacific had announced a ...

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    KCS favours revised CN proposal over CP merger plan


    NORTH AMERICA: Kansas City Southern has given notice of its intention to terminate its merger agreement with Canadian Pacific, following the receipt of revised proposals from Canadian National.

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    Metro Report International

    Toronto streetcar funding confirmed


    CANADA: The government of Ontario has agreed to provide C$180m to support the purchase of 60 additional streetcars for Toronto Transit Commission. The funding will be matched by the federal government, with the City of Toronto providing an additional C$208m. The trams are to be ...

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    Metro Report International

    Toronto subway expansion funding announced


    CANADA: Federal funding to cover 40% of the C$26·8bn cost of four ‘shovel-ready’ public transport projects in the Greater Toronto Area was announced on May 12. Infrastructure Canada said this was a ‘once-in-a-generation’ investment in the area, which has 20% of Canada’s population and the ...

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    KCS agrees to evaluate CN’s unsolicited offer


    NORTH AMERICA: Kansas City Southern has agreed to hold discussions with Canadian National over its unsolicited acquisition proposal, the railway announced on April 24.

  • A C$500m financing package for the construction of a Réseau Express Métropolitain automated metro station at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport was announced on April 16.
    Metro Report International

    Montréal REM airport station financing package confirmed


    CANADA: A C$500m financing package for the construction of a Réseau Express Métropolitain automated metro station at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport was announced on April 16. The C$600m station development is being led by Aéroports de Montréal, which will provide up to C$100m and repay loans ...

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    Watco to acquire Algoma Central and upper Midwest lines from CN


    NORTH AMERICA: Canadian National has agreed terms for the sale of around 1 400 km of secondary routes in Canada and the USA to short line and regional group Watco Companies Inc.