CN leaves Calgary train yard for Rocky View facility
By Dan Healing, Calgary HeraldFebruary 4, 2010 2:06 PM
CN is packing up its Calgary train yard and moving it just northeast of the city to a new $100-million park at Conrich in Rocky View County.
In a news release Thursday afternoon, CN said the new CN Calgary Logistics Park is expected to open in 2013
and will consolidate most of CN’s Calgary yard operations.
The 272-hectare park is planned to include an intermodal terminal with room for customers to co-locate with CN and custom build their facility in place, CN stated.
The park will be designed to include a multi-commodity transload and warehouse facility, an automotive compound, and a liquid/bulk transload and distribution facility.
The site is a few kiloometres east of the Calgary Airport, on Township Road 250 and McKnight Boulevard, providing access to Stoney Trail and other major roadways.
“We are very excited about business prospects in Alberta and this investment in the Calgary area,” said Claude Mongeau, CN president and chief executive.
“This facility is part of our program to grow a network of logistics parks that provide seamless and efficient transportation and distribution capabilities for customers, linking their facilities across North America.”
Calgary is the third largest distribution centre in Canada and is becoming the logistics hub of Western Canada, serving a rapidly expanding market, CN said.
The park will be designed to allow easy expansion as the Calgary hub continues to grow.
The project will be subject to regulatory approval, including an environmental assessment and public consultation.
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