CPR sells New Brunswick rail line to Canadian National

MONTREAL – Canadian Pacific Railway announced today that it has sold its low-density railway spur line in northern New Brunswick to Canadian National Railway. The 12.6-km (7.8-mile) spur line, known as the Edmunston Spur, runs between Grand Falls and Cyr Junction, near St. Leonard, NB. Financial details of the sale were not released.

“CN is pleased that this agreement will enable CN to maintain rail service to an important customer, McCain Foods Ltd.,” said Keith Heller, Senior Vice-president, Eastern Canada Division, Canadian National.

Calgary-based CPR has a 22,500-km (14,000-mile) network and serves the principal centers of Canada, from Montreal to Vancouver, as well as the US Northeast and Midwest. CPR’s track provides a direct link between Chicago and the East and West coasts. Alliances with other carriers extend CPR’s market reach beyond its own network and into the major business centers of Mexico.

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