CN Acquires Stake in Cape Breton & Central Nova Scotia Railway

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CN has acquired a stake in the Cape Breton & Central Nova Scotia Railway, which includes 145 miles of active track. from Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

“We are proud to be partnering with Genesee & Wyoming to serve existing customers on this line,” said Patrick Lortie, Senior Vice-President and Chief Strategy Officer at CN. “This partnership will further reinforce CN’s presence in eastern Canada where we believe there will be a growing role to play in the competitiveness of North American trade. It will also enable our network to reach new opportunities in the longer-term, further advancing our strategic agenda of accelerating profitable, sustainable growth.”

The CBNS railway, which interchanges with CN’s mainline at Truro, Nova Scotia, will continue to be operated by a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. subsidiary. This will ensure a seamless, safe, and efficient continuation of service for customers.

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