Producer organizations met with senior CN Rail officials in Regina Wednesday to discuss the railway’s plan for moving the 2018 crop to port.
Grain transportation was poor last winter and CN even apologized for service levels.
CN Rail vice president Sean Finn says the backlog has been cleared and it is important to consult with farm groups about future grain movement.
Finn says CN must prepare a grain plan by the end of July on fall grain movement.
CN has beefed up spending on locomotives, 200 were ordered and 60 delivered in June.
Finn says 1200 conductors have been hired and are being trained now and should be available by this fall.
1000 new grain hopper cars will be ready by early next year.
CN has also taken steps to double track part of the main line in Saskatchewan.
Finn met with SaskPulse, SaskWheat, SaskFlax and the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association.
Other groups were also invited but were unable to attend.