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Feds invest $15M in western rail to improve transport capacity

By PLANT STAFF   

General Manufacturing Transportation Alberta Alberta Industrial Heartland infrastructure supply chain transportation

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.

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