Western Canada Network Disruptions 12/7/21

We have received updates from the CPRS and CN railroads in regards to the significant rainfall that is impacting Western Canada. Below we have outlined these service announcements, as well as the last date they were updated.


Updated Monday, 12/6/21

CN engineering crews and construction crews were successful this weekend in re-opening the CN mainline between Kamloops and Vancouver. The CN is continuing to monitor the area closely to ensure a safe environment for cargo and crews.

The CN continues to pre-plan their volumes at each of their terminals that are originating or destined to Vancouver, Canada, and are currently re-opening the following gates for domestic traffic:

  • All gates for terminals in Montreal, Brampton, the Maritimes, and the U.S., are currently accepting Vancouver destined traffic. This includes all equipment types.
  • All gates in Western Canada will be accepting Vancouver destined traffic beginning Wednesday, December, 8th, 2021. This includes all equipment types.
  • All Vancouver originating traffic (Vancouver Intermodal Terminal) will be open effective yesterday, December 6th, 2021. This includes all equipment types.

The CN expects 48 to 72 hour delays in both eastbound and westbound service until further notice.


Updated Tuesday, 11/30/21

CP is continuing to monitor weather conditions through the Fraser Canyon and Metro Vancouver areas. Crews remain in the area to regularly monitor track and rail infrastructure and perform any required work between train movements. Train operations continue in a safe and steady manner through the region since the restoration of CP’s line early last week.

CP is working closely with customers and terminals, as well as the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and other stakeholders, to restore supply chains.