CN Rail plans to invest $320 million across Alberta in 2018.
The funds will be used to build more than 30 miles of new double track in four locations along CN's transcontinental corridor across the Province.
The investment also includes rail yard expansions that will improve the efficient movement of rail cars in and out of Edmonton.
Other capital program elements will focus on replacing and upgrading track infrastructure to improve safety and efficiency.
"Market access for Alberta producers is important for diversifying our economy, creating jobs, and making life better,” said Alberta Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Oneil Carlier. “It’s great to see CN is making investments geared toward improvement in the rail network and boosting market access for our producers.”
The Alberta investments are part of the rail companies' record $3.4 billion capital program for 2018.
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