A high ranking official at CN Rail says steps have been taken to ensure there backlog of winter grain movement this winter doesn’t occur ever again.
Executive Vice President Sean Finn says the company has increased its capital budget by $500 million to $3.2 billion.
That, he noted, should help to remove some shipment bottlenecks.
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“We’ve ordered 200 new locomotives, so we’re going to go from 60 to 200 over time, and ultimately, we’re going to hire and train 1000 people,” said Finn.
Finn says grain shipments to export position have risen substantially in the last few weeks and CN is hoping to clear the backlog soon.