STB: CN Files First Compliance Reports

WASHINGTON — The Surface Transportation Board said that Canadian National Railway Company has filed its first compliance reports pursuant to the Board’s oversight of CN’s acquisition of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Company in Canadian National Railway and Grand Trunk Corp. — Control — EJ&E West Co.

The Board approved the acquisition on Dec. 24, 2008, subject to environmental mitigation and other reporting conditions, which require CN to submit monthly operational reports and quarterly environmental reports to the Board during a five year oversight period.

CN’s monthly operating report includes data detailing train volumes, accidents and incidents, and street crossing blockages. CN’s environmental report documents CN’s progress in implementing the Board’s environmental mitigation conditions. The next operating report is due on May 11, 2009.  The next quarterly environmental report is due on July 10.