Increased Rail Capacity

Pending

Work is schedule to begin in May 2019

Underway

Design and planning phase.

June 2018

Mandate awarded to the engineering firm CIMA+.

April 2018

$18.4 million in financial support granted by the Government of Canada to optimize its intermodal network under the National Trade Corridors Fund. 

Mai 2017

$18.3 million in financial support granted by the Government of Quebec under its Maritime Strategy.   

Project overview

  • Total project cost estimated at $50 million.
  • The Port of Montreal’s rail network currently has close to 100 km of railways to serve all 14 terminals. Every year, it supports 2,500 km of rail cars.  
  • An increase in rail freight capacity to support the growth of the Canadian economy. 

Project description

  • Laying 6 km of rail tracks
  • Complementary works developing the internal rail network.
  • Relocating the Port road (sewer, water supply system, electricity network along with the road)