Monday is a big day for K+S Potash as they welcome the first 177 of 531 custom built rail cars at its Legacy Project near Bethune.
The company says the arrival of the cars shows how close they are to starting production.
K+S officials say the 177 custom built rail cars are enough to complete one of three trains to transport its product to a potash handling and storage facility in Port Moody, BC.
“Once the trains arrive at our facility in Port Moody, they will be unloaded by automatic conveyor to our warehouse or directly onto a ship at one of the world’s most modern potash handling facilities,” Steffen Brill, the senior manager for logistics and transportation, said.
The rail cars will travel along 30 km of Canadian Pacific’s recently constructed Belle Plaine subdivision, which connects CP’s main line at Belle Plaine, SK to 14 km of newly constructed industrial rail line which is owned and will be operated by K+S.