Sparks from CN, CP trains did not cause Lytton fire
Rail installation nearly complete on Eglinton Crosstown LRT project
Hurontario LRT: Construction affects parking at Port Credit GO Station, starting February 8
CP and KCS finally agree merger terms
Canadian Class I Receives First TekTracking CTA System
Thales Vehicle On-Board Controllers Selected for Vancouver SkyTrain
Ottawa LRT nearing much-delayed start-up
CP hydrogen locomotive livery revealed
CP to Be Honored for Holiday Train Program
TCI pushes to add industry veterans to CN board, remove CEO
Quebec Railway Company Rail SEC (Qc Rail) has awarded a consortium of SNC-Lavalin and Norda Stelo a two-year contract to undertake pre-feasibility and feasibility studies to assess the technical and economic viability of constructing a 230-mile (370-kilometer) railroad in northern Quebec connecting Dolbeau-Mistassini and the deep-sea Port of Baie-Comeau.
SNC-Lavalin will provide topographical, geotechnical, hydraulic, environmental, and civil studies, as well as the proposal of an optimal route for the project, including cost estimates.
If the feasibility studies’ findings are positive, the railroad “will be the first route to bypass the heavily trafficked Windsor corridor and all its major cities—Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City—offering Canadian companies a possible new northern transport corridor fluid to world markets,” SNC-Lavalin said. “It will provide the second-most-significant transportation route for goods by rail across Canada, linking railroads from the provinces of Manitoba to eastern Quebec, boosting northern Quebec’s wider economy development, and helping to facilitate transportation to foreign markets.”
The studies are scheduled to be completed by late second-quarter 2023. Construction will begin shortly thereafter, provided the findings are favorable.
CN currently serves the Port of Baie-Comeau. Switching and terminal railroad SOPOR (Société du port ferroviaire de Baie-Comeau) operates the port facilities.
This article first appeared on www.railwayage.com
About this website
Railpage version 3.10.0.0037
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is © 2003-2021 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.