CN and BNSF Railway announce agreement to increase network fluidity and infrastructure capacity.MONTREAL -- CN and BNSF Railway Company announced today an agreement focused on improving rail network fluidity and infrastructure capacity, principally in Vancouver, B.C., Chicago, and between Memphis and southern Illinois.
The agreement includes track and rail infrastructure exchanges between the railroads, and CN's grant of trackage track·age
1. Railway tracks.
a. The right of one railroad company to use the track system of another.
b. The charge for this right. , haulage and other access rights to BNSF Railway.
Highlights of the agreement are:
- In Vancouver, B.C., CN will obtain operational, dispatching and maintenance control of 12 miles of joint track between the Fraser River Bridge in New Westminster, B.C., and ocean terminals on the south shore of Burrard Inlet near downtown Vancouver. This trackage also connects CN's network with its north shore terminals, customers and the former BC Rail.
- In Chicago, BNSF BNSF Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (railroad) will obtain operational, dispatching and maintenance control of CN's Corwith Tower interlocker, and obtain trackage rights on CN for 30 miles between Corwith and Joliet, Ill., and on two miles of CN's 49th Street line.
- BNSF will obtain trackage rights on CN's main lines between Memphis and southern Illinois. CN will also transfer its Memphis interlocker to BNSF.
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Born in Tennessee, he began as a carman-oiler at the Frisco Railroad in Memphis, Tennessee in 1964, , CN's president and chief executive officer, said: "These agreements are smart railroading rail·road·ing
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Noun 1. railroading - the activity of designing and constructing and operating railroads
rail technology : CN's track and rail infrastructure sharing agreements with BNSF Railway are creative means of improving network fluidity and increasing traffic density on our system. Our lease of the Joint Section in Vancouver will improve the fluidity of rail operations for all railroads in Vancouver, and improve key rail service to Vancouver Ports and Terminals on the South and North Shores."
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation's subsidiary BNSF Railway Company operates one of the largest railroad networks in North America, with about 32,000 route miles in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. The railway is among the world's top transporters of intermodal traffic, moves more grain than any other American railroad, transports the components of many of the products we depend on daily, and hauls enough low-sulphur coal to generate about ten percent of the electricity produced in the United States. BNSF is an industry leader in Web-enabling a variety of customer transactions at www.bnsf.com.
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