Feds invest $15M in western rail to improve transport capacity
Will improve shipping efficiency from the Alberta Industrial Heartland.
STURGEON COUNTY, Alta. — The federal government is investing $15 million to increase transport capacity on the western Canadian rail network.
Transport Canada says the project will improve shipping efficiency from the Alberta Industrial Heartland – an area near Edmonton known for its hydrocarbon processing – with the construction of a new 1,930 car rail storage yard in Sturgeon County, northeast of Edmonton.
Major project components include a large loop track and 32 parallel storage tracks capable of accommodating railcar storage and assembly of trains.
The investments will create an estimated 880 jobs during construction.