Railways under stress as anti pipeline blockades continue
CN Railway warns it will have to close “significant” parts of its network unless blockades on its rail lines are removed.
CN strike prompts potash mine shutdown, triggers 550 temporary layoffs [UPDATED]
Halting operations for two weeks starting Dec. 2, most of the mine’s product is shipped by the railway.
CN Rail strike, lack of trucking alternatives stoke forest industry fears
Forest industry supplies about 10% of the tonnage transported on Canada’s railway system.
Liberal government urged to intervene to end CN rail strike
Scheer and Alberta officials call on Trudeau to bring legislators back sooner.
US-China trade war hurting Canada’s largest railway: CN
CFO Ghislain Houle says the expansion cycle has come to an end.
Bombardier to appeal Brazil ruling over alleged bidding infractions
$175 million in fines levied against a “cartel” that the tribunal found manipulated at least 26 tenders between 1999 and 2013.
UPDATE: CN apologizes, promises immediate action to clear grain shipment backlog
Offering incentives for key employees to delay retirement and postpone vacations, and to entice back recently-retired employees.
CN and CP say service will improve as frigid winter weather subsides
Heavy snow in Western Canada and frigid temperatures slowed service fro both rail companies.
If no orders, Bombardier may lay off hundreds at its Quebec railway plant
At least half of the factory’s 600 jobs on the line when Montreal subway contract complete.
Canadian railway industry waiting for proven technology to prevent crashes
Describes enhanced train control systems required to operate in the US next year are costly, unproven technology.
CN to spend $500M on technology with eye on driverless truck threat
Canada’s largest railway is making the investments to improve operations and stay ahead trucking changes.
Union for CN railway workers reaches tentative deal to avert strike
Work stoppage would have caused plant closures in the $55-billion chemicals and plastics industry.
CN Rail optimistic Canada won’t be hurt by potential NAFTA changes
It expects to transport 3% to 4% more volumes of cargo throughout the year.
Bombardier signs $331M deal to operate Montreal area railway network
That makes three of Canada’s largest suburban rail networks for the Montreal transportation giant.
CPR railway execs slam US electronic braking rules
Tank car manufacturers face higher costs, railways would need to retool locomotives.